Tag: Israel Tour
The tourism industry is seeing a spike in bar and bat mitzvah celebrations in Jerusalem. Since 2009 more families from the United States, Canada and United Kingdom are celebrating bar or bat mitzvahs in Jerusalem.
Tourism experts believe that families are exploring alternative ways to celebrate their special event. Parents are looking to cut costs and bring more meaning to their child's unforgettable day.
A report released by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics shows that 76 percent of tourists visit Jerusalem for holy excursions. Holy excursions, including Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, occur nearly every day.
Along with celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah, families from abroad partake in a Jerusalem tour. The tour usually includes a spectacular view from the Mount of Olives, a magnificent medieval display at the Tower of David Museum, prayers at the Western Wall and a visit to the Holocaust museum Yad Vashem.
Plans for developing a new visitor center in Jerusalem are underway at the Western Wall. The center will face the holy wall with a view of the Temple Mount. It will be a quiet space to soak in the spiritual experience at the Kotel. The center will also be a new venue for various events. Given its breathtaking view and holy location it will in high demand for weddings and bar or bat mitzvahs.
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.