NEW YORK -- To help professionals and clients interested in travel
to the Holy Land during its current crisis, the Israel Ministry of
Tourism here added information to its Web site.
According to a ministry spokesman, people are continuing to
travel to Israel and are planning future trips even if the
situation lasts "a long time."
The ministry's goal is to put problems "in context" in a
"responsible" way, the spokesman said.
On its Internet home page, the ministry added a link called
"What Today's Headlines Mean to Tourists to Israel."
Among the topics featured are an explanation of the current U.S.
State Department travel advisory and how it compares to similar
pronouncements by other governments in Canada and Europe.
The information describes areas where there have been clashes
and explains where the areas are in relation to tourist sites.
In case of last-minute changes, information on what to do and
tips on whom to call are also listed.
For information, visit the Web site, at www.goisrael.com,
send e-mail to [email protected] or call the Israel Ministry of
Tourism InfoCenter at (888) 77-ISRAEL.