Tour guides receive permit fee discount due to economic woes 

Tour guides are exempt from paying the second half of their bi-annual permit fee, the Knesset Economics Committee decided on Monday.

The permit costs NIS 257, so the tour guides were effectively given a NIS 133.5 discount. While this is insignificant for most tour guides, it will cost the state NIS 1,108,050.

Tour guides have been hit especially hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, as tourism ceased during the infection's five waves.