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Christians stand with Israel on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The world will pause today to remember the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust during ‘World War II. Scott Phillips is the CEO of Passages, which helps Christian college students experience ...

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Christmas tourism is up around Bethlehem but Arab Christians are leaving

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Much to the relief of tourism officials, Christians are returning to holy sites this year after the pandemic ended. While Christmas won’t be a record year like 2019, the numbers are strong ...

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Israel ranked fifth-safest destination for tourists, topping the United States at 30

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Some tourists who would like to visit Israel are hesitant because of concerns about their safety. It turns out that those concerns are unfounded, the “Jerusalem Post” reports. In fact, Israel is ...

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Tourism business is booming in Holy Land after pandemic

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After being restricted by the pandemic, Israeli tourism is back in business. Christians from around the world are flocking back to the Holy Land. In fact, metrovoicenews.com publishers Dwight and Anita Widaman ...

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Governors want vaccine mandate lifted on visitors to U.S.

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Republican governors are asking the White House to end vaccine mandates for international visitors to the United States. The U.S. restrictions were imposed by President  Joe Biden in October 2021. Seventeen Republican ...

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BRANSON CARES: How the entertainment industry is leading its community for global impact

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In the center of America’s heartland, Branson, Missouri, has embraced a mission to help children with severe disabilities across the globe through an initiative aptly titled BRANSON CARES. Dubbed “The Live Entertainment Capital ...

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Kansas City named #1 city for work and play

Forget New York, LA or Vienna. Kansas City has been named the best city in the world to work during the day and explore in the evenings and on weekends. Notably, it ...

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Heartland to Holy Land tour of Israel April 29 – May 10, 2023

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The next Metro Voice tour of the Biblical heartland of Israel will be April 29 through May 10, 2023. Join Metro Voice publishers Dwight and Anita Widaman on this Heartland to Holy ...

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This is how many people visited Branson last year

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After going through a difficult time during pandemic lockdowns, a record 10 million people visited the Branson area last year. “The numbers don’t lie – Branson is a destination that appeals to ...

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Silver Dollar City opens, expects large crowds as pandemic ends

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Silver Dollar City opened for the 2022 season Wednesday, March 16. Spring Ride Days runs through March 20 and again March 23-27 and will take advantage of warmer temperatures. Guests at the ...

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Survey finds just 7% of evangelicals have visited Israel but most want to

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Although only 7% of evangelical Protestants have visited Israel, the vast majority want to. In fact, eight out of ten are interested in doing so, including 40% who are extremely interested in ...

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Israel reopens to unvaccinated tourists

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Israel is now open to unvaccinated tourists. After nearly two years of tight restrictions on travel to Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, along with the Ministry of Health, made the announcement ...

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Israel called upon to imitate Florida in response to Omicron

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The famous saying that “generals prepare to fight their last war, rather than their next one” is apt in the context of Israel’s response to the onset of the Omicron variant of ...

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Reduced tourism hasn’t slowed renovation of Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

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The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in Bethlehem. Although the pandemic has limited tourism, the Church of the Nativity is undergoing major renovations. Commissioned by the Roman Emperor Constantine at ...

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Gift boxes let Christians experience Israel while helping small businesses

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People looking for a last-minute one-of-a-kind gift can give a taste of the Holy Land while helping Israeli businesses that are suffering because of a loss of religious tourism. Quarterly Artza subscription gift ...

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Israel recorded no Covid deaths last week, will allow more tourists July 1

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Israel hit a milestone in the last week and recording zero Covid deaths for the first time in over a year. At the height of the pandemic in January, dozens of people ...

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Israel to reopen for individual tourism July 1

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Individual travelers will be welcomed to Israel beginning on July 1. Pre-Covid, the country had its biggest year ever as it welcomed 4.5 million tourists in 2019. An amazing feat for a ...

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Israel’s first tour group after Covid arrives from Missouri

Israel has reopened to international tourists for the first time in over a year. The Israel Ministry of Tourism announced that the flight arrived from Newark International Airport in New Jersey and ...

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Israel will welcome tourists in late May

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The Israeli tourism in Israel will be open for business by late May. “We are starting the first pilot on the 23rd of May,” Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen said. “It will take ...

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National World War I Museum receives grant to raise awareness of religion and war

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The Lilly Endowment has given a grant of $2.5 million to the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City to establish an endowed curator position on faith and religion; ...

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Missouri receives grant to help tourism industry recovery

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Help is on the way for Missouri’s tourism industry, decimated by state and local lockdown orders. Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday announced a $15 million grant to help make attractions safer. “So ...

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Jerusalem expects economic hit from loss of tourism during pandemic

Jerusalem has endured numerous struggles in its long history, and coronavirus is now the latest. The City of David is bracing for the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, Deputy Mayor Fleur ...

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Branson ministry helps employees through slow season

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Branson attractions and businesses hire thousands of workers to meet the high demand during peak tourist season. But when things slow down during the off season, one ministry is stepping in to ...

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Archaeologists discover ancient Jerusalem market on the path to the Temple

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The Israel Antiquities Authority believes it has found a 2,000-year-old market next to the recently discovered Pilgrimage Road in Jerusalem that Jesus and other Jews once walked on to get to the ...

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On Black Friday, all Kansas State Parks are free

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As many Americans look for ways to counter the craziness of Black Friday, several states are offering free entrance to their state parks. Across Kansas this year, admission to all state parks ...

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