Israel Tourism Newsletter
50,000 spectators are expected to enjoy The Masada Dead Sea Opera
Festival that will take place on June 7-12, 2012, at Mt. Masada, Israel.
This year the third Masada opera festival held at the majestic landscape at the Judean desert overlooking the Dead Sea, will perform Bizet’s Carmen.
a canopy of shining stars the majestic power of the Mountain of Masada
will serve as a background to a huge “Opera House” in the middle of the
the success of last year’s Jerusalem Festival of Light, Jerusalem’s Old
City will once again form the magnificent backdrop for lighting
installations, exhibits and tours in the Light in Jerusalem 2012
festival, June 6- 14, between 20:00-24:00. This celebration
of light is once again expected to attract over 250,000 visitors to
the Old City over the week-long festival. Read more..
Just a few months after opening their doors the new Effendi Hotel in the ancient city of Acre has
already been awarded by the prestigious Travel and Leisure magazine as
one of the world’s best new hotels.Praising the new Effendi which offers
travellers a unique boutique experience on the shores of the
Mediterranean sea, Travel and Leisure Magazine said: “It’s hard to
believe that two Ottoman-era mansions in Acre, a beach-lined port city
in Israel’s northern Galilee..Read more..
jewelry is renowned for its creative designs and excellent quality. It
is based on a fusion of the ultramodern and traditional, combining
eastern and western influences, and new and conventional materials Read more..
was selected as one of the top 25 most sought after destinations in
2011, reacing number 13 out of 337 in a survey held by the
prestigious and popular website “Tripadvisor”.In 2011 the number of
night stays in Jerusalem hotels amounted to 3,854,500 nights, 18% of all
night stays in Israel.80% of the tourists who visited in Israel in 2011
visited Jerusalem.The most visited sites were the Wailing Wall (visited
by 60% of all tourists), the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem (55%), the Via
Dolorosa in Jerusalem (48%) and the Mount of Olives (46%).
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JERUSALEM SEASON OF CULTURE, MAY THROUGH JULY 2012
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Source = Israel Trade Commission