Tag: Dead Sea
The Israeli government approved this week a 2.5 million dollar public relations campaign for the Dead Sea. The money will be used to get votes in an international competition called New 7 Wonders of Nature.
Among 28 finalists, the Dead Sea supposedly needs 300-400 million votes in the n7w.com competition. Other nominees include the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Mount Killamanjaro in Tanzania, the Yushan mountain range in China, Igazu Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina and Mount Vesuvius in Italy.
In July 2007 Petra, Jordan was voted as one of the New 7 Wonders. The victory more than doubled tourism in the area. Dead Sea tours are extremely popular and this is one of the highlights during a Bar and Bat Mitzvah family tour.
The Dead Seas landscape has drastically changed over the years and it is an amazing travel destination. The Dead Sea is the lowest elevation on the Earth's surface on dry land and one of the world's saltiest bodies of water. The Israeli government is working on preserving the natural resource and the rapid decrease in water levels.
Those interested in voting can learn more at http://www.votedeadsea.com.