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Tel Aviv hotels  / Photo: Eyal Fischer, Globes Israeli gov't to provide NIS 300m aid to hotels

Israel's tourism and hotel sector will receive aid worth NIS 300 million, Minister of Finance Yisrael Katz and Minister of Tourism Asaf Zamir have announced.

Impression of Amusement Park on the runway of the old Eilat Airport / Imagin: Derman Verbakel Architecture Eilat issues tender for amusements park on old airport site

The hope is that the project will breathe new life into the coronavirus-hit tourist city.

Ben Gurion Airport  / Photo: Matan Portnoy, Globes , Globes Health Ministry: Israel's borders won't reopen in June

Health Ministry associate director-general Prof. Itamar Grotto: There will be flights in June for Israelis who will have to go into isolation.

Zvi Livnat Photo: Anat Levron El Al sells Maman stake for $15.4m

In a bid to improve liquidity, El Al has sold its 25% stake in Maman, which provides cargo and logistics services to Ben Gurion airport.

El Al CEO Gonen Usishkin Photo: Sivan Faraj El Al CEO warns on future after worker violence

"The threshold condition for obtaining a bank loan with a state guarantee is the signing of a labor agreement."

Aryeh Deri Foreign students to be allowed into Israel

Israel is relaxing the ban on entry for non-Israeli passport holders for university and yeshiva students who want to return to Israel to complete their studies.

Ben Gurion Airport  / Photo: Matan Portnoy, Globes , Globes Israel's tourist industry hopes for border relaxation in July

In the first stage, international travel will likely be permitted through bilateral agreements with countries like Cyprus, where Covid-19 morbidity was low.

El Al cargo flight  / Photo: PR After 10 years, El Al plane lands in Turkey

The El Al cargo aircraft is the first in a series of flights that will take medical equipment from Istanbul to New York.

Ronen Nissenbaum  / Photo: PR Dan Hotels set to reopen

CEO Ronen Nissenbaum is banking on domestic tourism and says prices are 20% lower than last year.

Setai Galilee  / Photo: Assaf Pinchuk Israel's hotels gear up for post-lockdown reopening

Hotels are offering lower prices, cancellation flexibility and lots of hygiene and personal space, in efforts to tempt back guests.

El Al  / Photo: Yochai Mussi Airlines evading refunds for cancelled flights

Israeli civil aviation law requires carriers to refund fares for cancelled flights.

Eli Defes "With expenses and no revenue we face bankruptcy"

El Al chairman Eli Defes says that time is running out to save the airline, which seeks a $200-300 million state guaranteed loan.

Ryanair  / Photo: Shutterstock, Shutterstock.com End of the low-cost flight era

After the crisis ends, air fares will inevitably return to the high levels of many years ago.

Passengers at Ben Gurion Airport Photo: Eyal Izhar Israel's closed skies

As Israel shuts the door on Europe, many expect the US will be next, with Covid-19 spreading across North America.

Airbnb Photo: Shutterstock Tel Aviv short-term tourist rentals proliferate

The Israel Hotel Association wants the government to regulate the sector and will ask the court to force the Tax Authority to crack down on landlords.

El Al Boeing 787 Dreamliner  photo: PR El Al can manage without state aid

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange is the airline's platform for raising capital or debt to cope with a difficult business situation, argues Yaniv Pagot.

El Al Boeing 787 Dreamliner  photo: PR El Al was struggling even before coronavirus

Low-cost competition was causing the Israeli carrier turbulence well before the East Asian virus but falling fuel prices may ease the pain.

Disabled person at airport "Israel can attract tourists with disabilities"

As more and more disabled people travel, accessibility will become very good business. Israel is well positioned to take its share.

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