Articles tagged “palestine”

Intrepid Travel Uses Food Tourism to Gain a Better Understanding of Israel-Palestine Divide

Intrepid Travel Uses Food Tourism to Gain a Better Understanding of Israel-Palestine Divide

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Many Israelis' favorite dining outings bring them to Middle Eastern restaurants. Dining commonalities aren't going to accelerate a two-state solution, but they are one place to start.

1 year ago

Airbnb’s Listings in Occupied Territories Draw It Into Palestine-Israel Politics

Airbnb’s Listings in Occupied Territories Draw It Into Palestine-Israel Politics

Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press

You think New York has problems? At least its short-term rental laws don't involve the Old Testament and volatile political extremes.

3 years ago

The World’s Best Travel Videos of 2015 Emphasize Place and Emotion

The World’s Best Travel Videos of 2015 Emphasize Place and Emotion

Greg Oates, Skift

All of these videos do a good job of immersing the viewer in the travel experience, but what makes them stand out is how they connect with the viewer on an emotional level.

3 years ago

Gaza Had Hopes of Beachside Tourism Before the War

Gaza Had Hopes of Beachside Tourism Before the War

Donna Abu-Nasr and Saud Abu Ramadan, Beirut

We have hopes and dreams of wonderful, diverse, Mediterranean coastal resorts, too.

5 years ago

UNESCO Adds Palestinian Village as Heritage Site

UNESCO Adds Palestinian Village as Heritage Site

Ali Sawafta, Reuters

Among the victims of the Israel-Palestinian conflict are historic villages and potential tourism sites as old as the olive trees that dot the Palestinian and Israeli landscapes.

5 years ago

Israelis Taking Tours of Palestine Lament Lack of Local Interaction

Israelis Taking Tours of Palestine Lament Lack of Local Interaction

Karin Laub, Associated Press

Palestinians are divided over the tours, which are thought of both as a beneficial learning experience and as a way to normalize the Israeli military occupation, thus making it difficult to plan local activities without considerable risk.

5 years ago

Expansion of Israeli Archaeology Attraction Aggravates Territory Dispute

Expansion of Israeli Archaeology Attraction Aggravates Territory Dispute

Noah Browning, Reuters

Palestinians living near the archaeology theme park have no authority to push back on the park's expansion, which they view as another way for the Israeli government to maintain control of the historic region.

5 years ago

Palestinian President Asks Arabs to Stop Boycotting Israel, Visit Country

Palestinian President Asks Arabs to Stop Boycotting Israel, Visit Country

Jordan Times

This is a bold call from the Palestinian President, at a time when there is a sliver of a hope of some solution to the intractable Israel-Palestine problem. More Arab and Muslim visitors & tourists will boost the economy and possibly help in better lives, and long term normalization, his logic goes. Here's hoping against hope.

6 years ago

The escalation of fighting in Israel and the West Bank is destroying tourism in the region

The escalation of fighting in Israel and the West Bank is destroying tourism in the region

Ari Rabinovitch, Reuters

Tourism would be a huge boon to all economies involved if peace were to come in the region. But that isn't in sight anytime soon.

6 years ago