Rafi Baeri is vice president of marketing and sales at the Dan Hotels Corp., Israel’s largest luxury hotel chain. Billing itself as the “oldest and most prestigious” hotel chain in Israel, it owns and operates 13 hotels with 3,300 rooms in major cities throughout the country, including three in Jerusalem and two in Tel Aviv. The Jewish Week spoke to him recently about the tourism industry.
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The King David, flagship hotel of the Dan Hotels Corporation, has been recognized by Fodor’s Travel, the foremost name in travel publishing, as a 2009 Fodor’s Choice selection. It is the only Israeli hotel to be chosen by Fodor, for service, quality, and value in 2009.