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Articles tagged “israel”

The Airport Security Measure That Works, Yet too few Airports Use

The Airport Security Measure That Works, Yet too few Airports Use

Marc Champion, Bloomberg

Airports in the U.S. don't copy Israel's security measures because that would mean employing a highly skilled, fairly compensated workforce. And despite the bluster of political leaders, they're not wiling to go that far for security.

9 months ago

Israel Tourism’s Oscar Promotion Has Already Turned Political

Israel Tourism’s Oscar Promotion Has Already Turned Political

Associated Press

Tourism boards are hyper sensitive when it comes to potentially divisive political issues. But when the tourism board is Israel's, conflict is nearly impossible to avoid.

10 months ago

Israel Tourism Adds Free Celebrity Junkets to the Annual Oscar Swag Bag

Israel Tourism Adds Free Celebrity Junkets to the Annual Oscar Swag Bag

Dan Williams, Reuters

We're not sure that people plan a trip to a destination like Israel based upon photos they see in Us Weekly, but we have seen bigger wastes of money on influencer trips.

10 months ago

El Al Airlines Stock Rallies Despite Israel’s Tourism Slump

El Al Airlines Stock Rallies Despite Israel’s Tourism Slump

Yaacov Benmeleh , Bloomberg

The 2013 Open Skies agreement with Europe didn't crush El Al and its stock price has soared based on diving oil prices and the strength of the shekel. The trends don't look so great, though, as tourism is slumping because of the spate of knifings and other political violence.

12 months ago

Israel Says It’s Safe for Russian Tourists Amid Regional Turmoil

Israel Says It’s Safe for Russian Tourists Amid Regional Turmoil

Josef Federman, Associated Press

Two countries' tourism setbacks are other countries tourism gains, and with its sunny beaches and plenty of history Israel certainly stands to gain a lot of Russian tourists if it can manage its message the right way.

1 year ago

Israel Tourism Targets Russian Travelers Turning Away From Turkey

Israel Tourism Targets Russian Travelers Turning Away From Turkey

Calev Ben-David, Bloomberg

Israel is offering security and discounts, two things sure to attract a clientele that feels insecure and fleeced right now.

1 year ago

Israel’s New Plan to Add 50% More Hotel Rooms Over Ten Years

Israel’s New Plan to Add 50% More Hotel Rooms Over Ten Years

Alisa Odenheimer, Bloomberg

Israel is too pricey a destination for some thanks to its low inventory of hotel rooms. Now it has a plan to change this.

1 year ago

Israel Has a Hippie Version of Uber That Thinks It Understands Sharing

Israel Has a Hippie Version of Uber That Thinks It Understands Sharing

Gabrielle Coppola and Yaacov Benmeleh, Bloomberg

The real sharing economy from the land of the kibbutz.

1 year ago

American Airlines To End U.S.-Israel Flights That Came With US Airways Merger

American Airlines To End U.S.-Israel Flights That Came With US Airways Merger

Julie Johnsson, Skift

American's Philly-Tel Aviv flights faced competition from El Al and United from JFK.

1 year ago

In Battle Over Jesus Tourism, UNESCO Sides With Jordan

In Battle Over Jesus Tourism, UNESCO Sides With Jordan

Karin Laub and Sam McNeil, Associated Press

When you mix deeply held religious beliefs, political conflict, and the business of tourism you never end up with a result that's anything less than muddy.

1 year ago

Tourism and Traffic Snarling the Little Town of Bethlehem

Tourism and Traffic Snarling the Little Town of Bethlehem

Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press

Can you imagine the development nightmare that must be dealt with in a destination like Bethlehem? Three ancient religions, the UN, local politicians, property owners, and tourists with a genuine Messiah complex.

2 years ago

Israel Rebrands in Hopes of Attracting Tourists After Gaza War

Israel Rebrands in Hopes of Attracting Tourists After Gaza War

Gwen Ackerman, Bloomberg

It will take nine to twelve months for Israel to fully recover from near-halt to its tourism industry; however, the country has rebounded before given its historical and cultural significance.

2 years ago