Israel Tourism

Tourism Going Well, But ‘Not Back To Normal’

01/06/2015
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Uzi Landau, who has served as the Israeli minister of tourism since March 2013, has been in Israeli politics for almost three decades, since 1984. He started in 1984 and announced Dec. 28 that he plans to retire from politics. A former senior member of Likud and now a member of the nationalist Israel Beiteinu party, Landau, 71, has served as minister of public security, a member of the security cabinet, and a minister in the prime minister’s office overseeing Israeli intelligence, secret services and the U.S.-Israel strategic dialogue. The Jewish Week caught up with him after his recent trip to the United States. This is an edited transcript.

Tourism Minister Uzi Landau: Bookings “starting to pick up again” after Gaza war.

A Foodie Mission to Israel

JFNA to offer food-centric spring tour.

03/13/2014
Food and Wine Editor
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Courtesy of JFNA

Tourism To Israel Reaches All-Time High

01/13/2014
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JERUSALEM — Israel reported an all-time high in annual visitors in 2013.

Hoteliers Happy To See October

September saw dip in foreign tourism but bookings now on the rise as winter season nears.

Special To The Jewish Week
10/22/2013

September wasa rough month for  tourism to Israel, as the early Jewish holiday season, the volatile shekel/dollar exchange range and Egypt’s political instability combined to trim profit margins of major Israeli hotels.

Last month saw a 16 percent drop in foreign tourism, compared to September 2012, according to a recent report from Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

The Rimonim Royal Dead Sea features a spa, above, and one of the region’s largest health clubs.

Tourism Booming In Israel’s ‘Last Frontier’

With everything from bicycling to bird watching to camel riding, the Negev is pulling a crowd.

Special To The Jewish Week
05/14/2013

On a fateful car trip to Eilat while he was prime minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion suddenly asked his driver to turn off the highway.

Bicycling uphill in the Negev.
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