The Tourism Ministry announced this week that tourism Offices in Jerusalem, Eilat and Nazareth will be open seven days a week and will keep longer hours in preparation for the expected arrival of 2.8 million tourists this year. According to the Tourism Ministry, non-Jews will operate these tourist information centers during the weekends and Jewish holidays.
The centers will assist tourists everyday of the week between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The information center at Ben-Gurion International Airport will continue to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In addition to the longer hours, the information centers in Jerusalem and Nazareth will be renovated during the next few weeks. Some 500 tourists use the Jerusalem and the Ben-Gurion information centers everyday, while 120 tourists visit the information centers in Eilat, Nazareth and Tel Aviv on a daily basis.