Many of our travelers purchase a shofar as a gift for someone special or simply as a personal souvenir of their trip to Israel. Below is an interesting video showing the process of transforming a horn into a shofar.
The Condé Nast Traveler “2015 Best Of” survey results are in, and Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport was selected as the fourth best international airport in the world.
Named after Israel’s first prime minister, this airport’s highest score was for easy access from downtown Tel Aviv, nine miles to the north west. Known primarily for being one of the world’s most secure airports, 15 million passengers passed through here in 2014 and it has consistently won awards for best airport in the Middle East.
Here is Conde Nast Traveler’s list of top ten international airports:
1. Changi Airport Singapore (SIN) Readers’ Rating: 83.356
2. Dubai International (DXB) Readers’ Rating: 77.889
3. Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) Readers’ Rating: 75.735
4. Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) Readers’ Rating: 73.414
5. Seoul-Incheon (ICN) Readers’ Rating: 72.355
6. Tokyo Haneda (HND) Readers’ Rating: 71.628
7. Hamad International Airport (DOH) Readers’ Rating: 71.374
8. Abu Dhabi International Airport (AHU) Readers’ Rating: 70.948
9. Zurich Airport (ZRH) Readers’ Rating: 70.601
10. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) Readers’ Rating: 70.227
Notably, Asia and the Middle East dominate the rankings, each receiving four top ten rankings. Europe and North America had one each, securing the ninth and tenth spots, respectively. Neither Africa nor South America made the survey.
Many of our clients may be interested in this letter from the Israel Ministry of Tourism regarding tourism and the current unrest. Discipleship Travel LLC provides this letter to help you make informed decisions regarding travel to Israel.
You may see the original letter as a PDF. Click HERE
From the Office of the Director General of the Israel Ministry of Tourism
We welcome you to enjoy the warm weather, tourism sites, museums, holy places, attractions, restaurants and night life – all open and operating as usual in Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv as in all areas of the country.
Currently more than 100,000 foreign tourists are on holiday in Israel. Groups and individuals continue to arrive daily and they feel safe and are enjoying themselves. Everyday life in Israel is normal. Children go to kindergarten and school, local residents go to work and business continues as usual. The headlines about the situation in countries along the Mediterranean Sea are not relevant to our daily lives.
A wide range of international events are taking place at various locations in the coming days and weeks including the 19th International Harp Contest in Acco from November 23-December 3, the European Short Course Swimming Competition in Netanya and Superstar American comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perfrom in Tel Aviv in December as part of his world tour. Christmas celebrations are underway preparing for the thousands of foreign tourists who will partake in the festivities.
In addition, international conferences and exhibitions are going on in venues throughout the country as planned.
We look forward to welcoming you to Israel.
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