A package deal including a flight to London's Gatwick Airport, four nights plus breakfast in the Britannia Hotel there and a ticket to a Bruce Springsteen concert are on offer on the Internet site, http://www.ypaymore .co.il. The concert dates are May 26 and 27 at the Crystal Palace stadium. The Israir flight departs on May 25 and returns May 29.The price: $800 including airport tax and a security fee.
Packages , packages
Israir Airlines is offering a flight to Munich and a one-week car rental for $500 a person in May and June. For those flying to Paris on May 6, a flight and three nights in the tourist class La Havan hotel with bed and breakfast goes for $630 a person in a double room.
For those heading to Costa Dorada (an hour from Barcelona), there is a package available that includes a flight to Barcelona and four nights midweek or three nights on the weekend at Los Angeles hotel (three stars) with half-board for $450 per person in a double room (prices include registration fees, transfers and airport and security taxes).
Discount on domestic flights within U.S.
American Airlines is offering Israelis discounts on domestic flights within the U.S. and on flights from the U.S. to Canada and Mexico. For example, a flight from New York to Boston is $80 for an adult and $64 for a child (aged two to 11); Chicago to Toronto is $110 for and adult and $74 for a child; New York to Hawaii is $300 for an adult and $168 for a child. In order to get this price, tickets must be purchased for at least two flights.
American Airlines is also offering upgrades to business class on its flights from Europe to the U.S.
The cost of an upgrade is: from Europe to New York, Boston and North Carolina - $400; from Europe to Chicago, Dallas, Miami and Los Angeles - $500.
Istanbul and London bargains
l Unital Tours is offering an Istanbul package in May: a flight and four nights midweek in a four-star hotel (Carleton or Dallas) with bed and breakfast for $245 per person in a double room. A flight and three nights over a weekend in the same hotels is $270 per person.
l Yossi Tours is offering a package with a charter flight and a five-night stay in London at the tourist class Hyde Park West hotel with bed and breakfast for $550 a person (including registration and airport and security taxes).
'As Israeli as it gets'
Five moshavot in the Lake Kinneret region - Kfar Tavor, Yavne'el, Migdal, Menahemiya and Kinneret - have joined in launching a new marketing project: "The five moshavot - as Israeli as it gets."
According to Michal Degani, the project manager, the moshavot offer experiences based on local culture, including the moshava museum in Kfar Tavor, Beit Harofeh in Menahemiya, which documents the medical history of the First Aliyah and the Second Aliyah, Hatzer Hamoshava Kinneret and more.
Around 18 percent of the moshavot's residents work directly or indirectly in tourism.
Degani estimates that in the wake of the project, other local residents will launch tourist enterprises based on the history of settlement in the area.
As part of the project, which is being conducted under the auspices of the Jewish Agency in the Kinneret region, family package deals will be available including, board in local guest houses and activities that focus on the history, agriculture and legacy of the region.