Here we will constantly learn what is new in Israel. Tourism in Israel is a thriving enterprise that continuously invents itself with new sites and attractions for the millions of visitors that visit the country year-round.
New Old City of Jerusalem Accessibility
For the first time in History the Old City of Jerusalem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visited by about 10 million people a year is now available for people with moving difficulties.
The new Old City accessibility aims to facilitate the crowded main streets and to enable wheelchair users, including strollers, and other mobility limited people to visit the holy sites of the city, based on the many uses of the area, such as commerce, pedestrians, carriages, vehicles, children and tourists. All this is by adapting to the topographic and historical structure of the city streets to emergency vehicles and mobility aids. In total, some four kilometers of streets in the Muslim, Armenian and Christian quarters have been made accessible, and about 2 km of handholds were installed alongside staircases, which constitute about 60% of all public roads.
Israir Doubles Haifa-Eilat Weekend Flights
Since the closing of Tel Aviv’s Sde Dov Airport with its flights to the southern city of Eilat, Israir Airlines is doubling the number of its round trip flights to and from Eilat on weekends from Haifa Airport.
With flights between Eilat and Haifa taking just over an hour from Haifa Airport and given the short preflight procedures there, it makes sense that people living in Hadera or further north prefer Haifa Airport to Ben Gurion Airport.
Haifa Mayor Mrs. Einat Kalisch-Rotem has requested the lengthening of the runway at Haifa Airport in order to increase its ability to handle larger aircraft, which would help develop tourism in the area.
According to the airline, the average price of flights between Haifa and Eilat is NIS 360 in each direction. Israir is now offering a bargain price of NIS 199 in each direction for those ordering through Israir a NIS 99 in each direction as part of its cooperation with the Leonardo Hotels chain for people reserving a hotel as well. In addition, people landing at Ramon Airport, including on flights from Ben Gurion Airport, will be offered a free shuttle to Leonardo Hotels in Eilat. This bargain is valid in July, and may be continued in August.
Rambam Medical Center serving Haifa and the North
Eilat’s residents will go to Haifa Hospitals for treatment
Israir is also coordinating with hospitals in Haifa at which patients residing in Eilat will receive treatment. Now that Sde Dov in Tel Aviv has been closed, Eilat residents no longer have easy access to Tel Aviv’s hospitals. Now, they have an alternative for treatment with a direct flight to Haifa.
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