Articles tagged “palestine”

Tourism

Palestinian Art Center Shines Light to Revive West Bank Tourism

Tucked away in the lively city of Jenin in the West Bank, the Jenin Creative Cultural Center prides itself on offering the perfect blend of local art and culture to welcome visitors. But, being at the heart of the never-ending Middle East peace process, the center has faced difficulties in changing perceptions to attract tourists in a region rife with unrest.

Palestinian Art Center Shines Light to Revive West Bank Tourism

Tourism

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

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.

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

Hotels

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

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

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

Media and PR

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

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.

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

Tourism

Gaza Had Hopes of Beachside Tourism Before the War

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

Gaza Had Hopes of Beachside Tourism Before the War

Tourism

UNESCO Adds Palestinian Village as Heritage Site

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.

UNESCO Adds Palestinian Village as Heritage Site

Tourism

Israelis Taking Tours of Palestine Lament Lack of Local Interaction

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.

Israelis Taking Tours of Palestine Lament Lack of Local Interaction

Tourism

Expansion of Israeli Archaeology Attraction Aggravates Territory Dispute

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.

Expansion of Israeli Archaeology Attraction Aggravates Territory Dispute

Tourism

Palestinian President Asks Arabs to Stop Boycotting Israel, Visit Country

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.

Palestinian President Asks Arabs to Stop Boycotting Israel, Visit Country

Tourism

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

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.

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