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Tourism Ministry touts Israel to Indian and Chinese tourists as a travel experience that mixes history, culture and a contemporary lifestyle
The Israeli Tourism Ministry has stepped up marketing campaigns in India and China, hoping to increase the numbers of incoming travelers from these major emerging markets for tourism.
Some 40,000 Indians and 47,000 Chinese visited Israel during 2015. While still a drop in the pan in terms of potential – about 20 million Indians and 120 million Chinese vacationed overseas in 2015 – the number of visitors from India and China is rising by 10-13% from year to year, according to the Tourism Ministry.
“Breaking into the large Asian market — in particular China and India — is one of the main objectives
A scary good time is in store for thrill seekers who dare venture into one of the many scare parks or haunted farms in Orange County, N.Y. this October. The Hudson Valley is home to some of the most terrifying Halloween attractions in the entire country. Historically, tens of thousands of people from as far away as Philadelphia, Boston and Connecticut make the trip here to be horrified.
“They’re hiding everywhere, ready to scare you when you least expect it,” said Orange County Tourism
The Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot brings people outdoors into decorated ‘huts,' but that doesn’t mean the huts aren’t luxurious.
Right after Yom Kippur is over, the sound of hammers rings throughout Israel as people begin building temporary “huts” called sukkot (sukkah in singular).
The week-long harvest and thanksgiving festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles), this year from nightfall October 16 through October 23, brings many Israelis and tourists outdoors to dine (and sometimes
Autumn farm visits offer fresh produce and fun activities for the whole family!
October is pumpkin season in the Hudson Valley, and there’s nothing like heading into the field to select just the right one for carving, decorating or baking. A day at one of the many “pick-your-own” farms in Orange County is fun for the entire family.
“Our fields are dotted with thousands of pumpkins for cooking and carving,” said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. “Visit our farms for fun
After the summer heat and before the winter rains, you can do some awesome treks in one of Israel’s most scenic areas.
As the brutal heat of the Israeli summer transitions to cooler autumn temperatures, new vistas open for hiking in the Holy Land.
The Dead Sea area – essentially off limits from June through September due to the succession of 100-degree plus days – should be back on the agenda for fall trekkers, especially before the winter rains, which bring the possibility of