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tourism, vacation  image: Shutterstock Courting the Israeli tourist dollar

Israelis may not be known for politeness, but once overseas they spend so freely that every country wants a piece of the action.

Lear Sense Hotel in Gedera Photo: Itay Sikolsky Israeli hotels do brisk business in unusual locations

Hotels in Petah Tikva, Ra'anana, Rehovot and Gedera cater to businesspeople, relatives visiting from abroad, and medical tourists.

Ben Gurion Airport Photo: Shutterstock Ben Gurion airport passenger traffic up 11% in January

Low-cost airlines are gaining ground at El Al's expense.

El Al's fourth Dreamliner Photo: PR El Al to launch Tel Aviv - Orlando flights

Roundtrip fares will start from $1,000 for the flights, which commence in July.

Tourists in Tel Aviv Photo: Shlomi Yosef Tourism to Greece puts Israel in the shade

While Israel celebrates a record 4 million tourists in 2018, Greece attracted 33 million tourists.

Arkia's new aircraft Photo: Airbus PR Arkia to launch 2 Israel - India routes

The Israeli carrier is introducing flights from Tel Aviv to Goa and to Cochin.

Ofer Chodorov Photo: PR Diesenhaus joins race to buy Israir

The three other bidders are the Elco group, the Kedma Capital investment fund, and the Nir Weizman-Brown Hotels group.

Virgin Atlantic Photo: Shutterstock Virgin Atlantic CEO: Tel Aviv is fantastic opportunity for us

Tickets go on sale on February 25 for the new London Heathrow – Ben Gurion Airport route.

Midtown Play Hotel  photo: Ronen Topelberg Reuven Elkes founding hotel chain with Israel Canada

A new company will be formed to build hotels in Tel Aviv under the Play brand.

Wizz Air  plane photo: Shutterstock Passenger kept off Wizz Air Tel Aviv flight awarded NIS 8360

The passenger on an overbooked Budapest - Tel Aviv flight was not given payment for food, lodging, or a delay in his flight, and also had to pay for another flight the next day.

Eilat's old airport Photo: Shutterstock Eilat looks to develop former airport land

1,700 hotel rooms and 1,920 housing units are planned for the old airport's southern and central sections.

Ramon Airport Eilat Photo: Eyal Izhar Can Ramon Airport breathe new life into Eilat?

The new airport offers exemptions from landing fees and Israeli government subsidies per passenger.

Ramon Airport Eilat  photo: Eyal Izhar Eilat Ramon Airport: Beautiful, but worth the cost?

The new, NIS 1.7 billion airport has 100 times the space of Eilat's old airport.

Flight Photo: Shutterstock Low-cost and full-service airlines: Blurred differences

Low-cost airlines are often more punctual and have newer planes while full-service airlines don't always give full service.

Eilat Photo: ASAP Shutterstock Eilat or Aqaba? No contest on price

Israel is missing out on the tourism potential of the Red Sea, Negev and Arava and could learn much from the Jordanians.

Isrotel hotel renovation Jaffa Photo: Yossi Cohen Jaffa becomes focus for new boutique hotels

Tourism in Tel Aviv-Jaffa is moving from the seafront towards more historic areas.

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