The Israel Ministry of Tourism has launched a new advertising campaign geared towards Christian travelers, featuring massive images of the Holy Land on billboards across the United States.
The new billboards display images of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Sea of Galilee, two of Israel’s most important destinations for Christian travelers. The billboards can be seen on highways in major metropolitan areas across the U.S., including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami,...
Jerusalem’s historic Ottoman-era train station will reopen as a major entertainment hotspot this April.
The 1.7-acre complex will include seven restaurants, four ice cream and coffee stands, an expansive art gallery, a farmers’ market and a 2,000-person concert space.
Much care has been taken in the preservation of the original building — enlarged and beautified in 1898 for the visit to Jerusalem of Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II — to retain the elegant atmosphere of...
Jerusalem’s Israel Museum, the largest cultural institution in Israel, just unveiled a new exhibition that details the life and legacy of King Herod the Great, featuring hundreds of ancient artifacts on public display for the first time ever.
The new exhibition, entitled “King’s Final Journey,” will run through Oct. 5, 2013. It showcases more than 250 archeological finds from the recently discovered tomb of King Herod, including three sarcophagi, restored frescoes and...
A new partnership is to change present data in religious tourism, after Tourism Minister Olga Kefaloyianni met with the Chairman of the Holy Synod Pilgrimage Tours Bureau of the Church of Greece and Metropolitan of Dodoni to sign a cooperation protocol over the development of religious tourism.
This protocol aims at developing an effective cooperation between the church and state. “It has been observed, however, that despite tourism reduction as highlighted in last year’s international...
The Ministry of Tourism launched an initiative to develop religious tourism in Lebanon and to diversify and improve the tourism product mix through the identification and promotion of religious destinations in the country.
It said that the plan aims to raise the level of communication between the country’s various religious groups, contribute to the development of areas in the countryside and create new tourism attractions.
It noted that the project will establish a comprehensive database...
In Lutherstadt Wittenberg, where Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle church in 1517, the renovated Melanchthon House has just reopened for tours. Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560) was Luther’s closest friend and fellow Reformer.
Little has changed in the UNESCO World Heritage building. Melanchthon would recognize the walls, windows and staircases, as well as the white facade and towering gable. For visitors, it shows how the family lived 500 years ago. Next door in a...