Tourism offices to work 7 days a week

According to the Tourism Ministry, non-Jews will operate these tourist information centers during the weekends and Jewish holidays.

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.