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EL AL ISRAEL AIRLINES ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO

02/14/2014

NEW YORK – January 31, 2014 – In a unanimous decision, the Board of Directors voted to appoint David Maimon as the new President and CEO of EL AL Israel Airlines. Maimon will replace Elyezer Shkedy who requested to resign after four years as President and CEO of the airline. The Board decided to appoint a new President from within the ranks of the Company.

David Maimon

EL AL ISRAEL AIRLINES OFFERS DISCOUNTED FARES FOR PARTICIPANTS OF MARCH 21ST JERUSALEM MARATHON

Plus In-Flight Tips to Keep Limber

02/14/2014

As the official airline of the 2014 Jerusalem International Marathon, EL AL Israel Airlines is offering special fares to thousands of people travelling from around the world who will participate.

Participants from the 2013 Jerusalem Marathon.  Photo credit: Israel Tourism

Hoteliers Gearing Up For Passover

Hopes that record 2013 tourism will continue into the spring.

Special To The Jewish Week
02/12/2014

On the eve of the competitive Passover vacation season, Israeli hoteliers are hoping that a strong tourism showing in 2013 — a record 3.5 million tourists visited the Jewish state last year — will continue into the spring.

When National Narratives And Tourism Collide

Not all tour guides are alike. A visitor, unknowingly, may choose one with a political or religious leaning.

Staff Writer
02/12/2014

Jerusalem — This is not     a tale of two cities. It’s two tales of one city. Actually, of a part of one city:

Fred Schlomka is founder of Green Olive Tours. Steve Lipman/JW

Israel’s Luxe Boom

The soon-to-open Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is the latest high-end hotel to hit the city.

Israel Correspondent
02/12/2014

Jerusalem — Just when    it seemed that Jerusalem’s luxury hotel market was saturated, here comes the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Hotel, which is expected to open its doors in time for Passover.

The soon-to-open Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem. Courtesy of Marriott International Inc

Tourism, For The Long Run

Israel is fast becoming a hot destination for marathons.

Travel Writer
02/12/2014

When Jonathan Beverly   ran his first marathon in Israel a few years back, he found surprises around every bend in the course.

The route of the marathon takes runners past the capital’s many sites. Courtesy of Jerusalem International Marathon

Israel Travel February 2014

Tourism, For The Long Run. Israel’s Luxe Boom. When National Narratives And Tourism Collide.

02/11/2014
Israel Travel February 2014

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.

Enhancing Its Charm Amid The Calm

The southern resort city of Eilat is in midst of an ambitious building project, including a cool (literally) Ice Park.

Travel Writer
10/22/2013

Across the Sinai Peninsula from Israel, turmoil rages in Egypt; to the northeast, Syria plunges ever deeper into civil war, with violence spilling over into Lebanon.

Tourists can explore undersea fauna at the Underwater Observatory Marine Park. Photo courtesy Israel Ministry of Tourism
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