Will rockets mean empty hotel rooms?
This year has seen a record number of tourists visiting Israel from abroad, and it is not clear what impact the current military operation will have.
Due to the security situation, hotels in locations under intensive rocket fire in the south such as Ashkelon and Be'er Sheva have occupancy rates of 15% to 50% and most of the hotel guests there are media people reporting from the region. Hotels in other areas of the country offered accommodations this past weekend to residents of the south.
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