Tourism Ministry

Jerusalem Santa sends Christmas greetings from hot air balloon over city

Jerusalem's local Santa Claus, Issa Kassissieh, does this annually at places across Israel.

A view of the iconic Hollywood sign

Foreign film production is coming to Israel in 2023

The applications will create an influx of more than NIS 172 million in investment in movie and TV productions in Israel, according to the Tourism Ministry.

Israel to track tourism visit patterns via cellphone data to avoid congestion

A new initiative also aims to improve popular sites’ infrastructure


Israel’s tourism industry looks beyond COVID to expansion and innovation

New hotels are springing up at an impressive rate in Israel, with major international players investing heavily as they count on the revived tourism industry. 

By Sara Miller/ The Media Line

Tourism Minister or 007? Yoel Razvozov urges to visit Israel in James Bond parody

From Israel with love: The Tourism Ministry aired this commercial to prepare for the "slow season" which comes after the summer and the holidays. 

Israel says it will fight over planned safety warning on West Bank listings

A senior Palestinian official welcomed the move, provided it applied to Jewish settlements only.


Israel-China direct flights to return for first time since COVID-19 pandemic

Tourism Minister Yoel Razbozov's aim, he says, is to increase Chinese tourism in Israel to up to 10 million Chinese tourists annually by 2030.

Israeli tourism is on the way back to pre-pandemic highs

Despite the pandemic delivering the haymaker of the century, the tourism industry in Israel is getting back on its feet/

Tourism and Transportation ministries announce decongestion plan

To help deal with congestion and shortage of workers, the ministries will set up a dedicated website for vacancies in tourism-related industries.

View from Zippori

Three Israeli villages selected as candidates for UN Tourism Org ‘Best Tourism Villages 2022’

The villages of Kfar Kama in the Lower Galilee, Neot Smadar in the southern Negev, and Zippori were selected out of 17 potential candidates.

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