Beaches, nightlife, and holy sites are all in just a few hours' drive for visitors. So why aren't a lot more tourists coming?
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As recently as 2013, only four Georgians sought asylum in Israel. But the number grew to more than 700 last year, while this year the figure has swelled to about 5,505.
Runners from abroad are getting into the act as marathon tourism ramps up around the world and in the Holy Land.
With prices falling, the number of tourists flocking to the Land of the Rising Sun has soared over the past five years.
In a recent tender for academic studies, the ministry stipulated that criticism of the ministry or the government would not be tolerated.
827-square meter floor mosaic from the Umayyad period, found near Jericho, will be open to the public next year.
Simultaneous campaigns to both traditional, religious tourists and the global gay community isn't a problem, Tourism Ministry says: 'Contradictions make us unique.'
Hundreds of natural water sources have been rehabilitated in recent years, sometimes with negative repercussions for the environment.
The Timna Valley, where the hotel is slated to be built, is a unique area surrounded by sandstone hills that is considered a natural wonder of global importance.