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The Far East Just Got Closer

in Economy & Innovation/Tourism & Nature

Thanks to epic efforts to increase travel and tourism to Israel, the newest direct flight from Hong Kong recently landed at Ben Gurion Airport on Saturday. Cathay Pacific, which has won the title of World’s Best Airline four times, is one of many new airlines who has created a direct flight option to the small…

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Mile High Club for Marriage

in Life, Culture & Sports

Couples in Israel are getting married later in life, and the percentage of people getting married overall has dropped by over 29% since two years ago. This sharp decrease is likely, or most definitely, due to the harsh and strict rulings of the Jewish Rabbinate, who still hold control over the marriage laws in Israel,…

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Big Boost for New Airport

in Tourism & Nature

The government is currently preparing the opening of Israel’s most-southern airport near Eilat. However, while the finishing touches are applied to Ramon Airport (scheduled to open in April 2017), the weathered Ovda airport has now been exempted from landing fees for the next season. This will not only boost this winter’s tourism but will make…

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Israelis in the sky

in Tourism & Nature

A record of almost four million people arrived and departed at Ben-Gurion Airport in July and August this year – which is a 9% increase compared to summer 2015. Interesting enough is the fact that the majority are Israelis travelling abroad and not incoming tourism which is down by 1.9% compared to the previous year.…

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Domestic Airport replaced by houses

in Tourism & Nature

Tel Aviv’s domestic airport Sde Dov is going to be closed down by the end of 2018 for civilian aviation and in 2017 for military aviation. While the area will be turned into a place for around 16 000 housing units, hotels, shopping malls and a seafront park, domestic flights to Eilat will become less…

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