Israel expensive for tourists - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Shirrah Friedman
    • 14.05.13 | 08:14 (IDT)

    Israel is too expensive for traveler's at it is! As a new, small business offering tourism services in Israel - Simply, Israel - I do my best to package private tours for travelers without hiking the prices like most companies in Israel tend to do when it comes to tourists... and still, although I use every trick i can think of to lower expenses, and although my margin is super minimal - i often feel bad sending people the quote for their packages! Super expensive accommodation, pricey transportation and gas costs, high cost of private tour guides... I believed the high cost of travel in Israel was a major problem that was under way to be resolved. I really hope they won't be making it 18% worst!! I'm sure everyone can see why tourism is fantastic for this country, and why this country is fantastic for tourists. Let them see it! Keep prices sane...

    from the article: Reconsider VAT on tourists, American Jewish leaders urge Israel
    First published 06:54 13.05.13 | Last updated 19:54 12.05.13
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