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U.S. puts Mexico on ‘do not travel’ list with with Iran, Iraq and Syria

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Thinking of vacationing in Mexico? Think again. The U.S. State Department has advised against travel to most of its tourist regions because of kidnappings and crime. The U.S. issued its highest-level warning for the ...

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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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Prayer notes left at Western Wall collected for burial today

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Today the prayer notes left at the Western Wall in Jerusalem are being collected. They do this twice a year. Each little note, including those left by people on our yearly tours ...

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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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22 tourists freeze to death on Pakistan highway during mega snowstorm

At least 22 people have died while being stuck in their vehicles as a heavy snowstorm thronged the mountain resort town of Murree in northern Pakistan, officials confirmed on Saturday. Ten children were among the ...

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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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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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Israel tourism breaks all records in August

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From the ends of the earth, Christians of all backgrounds – a literal  mosaic of faith – are congregating in one place…Israel. The Holy Land is celebrating record-breaking tourism numbers this summer ...

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After bus crash, Chinese church bridges culture gap

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It was a typical Tuesday morning at Grace Chinese Baptist Church when I received an unexpected call from the church secretary, Evelyn Yao. My heart grew heavy as her words “bus crash” ...

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Land of the Monasteries becomes Israel’s ‘must see’

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An entirely new area of modern tourism is opening up to the faithful in Israel but it’s been a few years in the making. An area of abandoned churches and monasteries along ...

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High speed train now links Jerusalem and airport

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Israel’s new high tech high-speed train from the Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has opened allowing residents and tourists speedy journeys across the nation. The train, which can ...

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Nebraska has some fun being ‘boring’ in new ads

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A new tourism campaign for Nebraska is being met with smiles and some raised eyebrows, as the Cornhusker State’s fiercely self-deprecating campaign sarcastically highlights the very virtues it is often mocked for. Released ...

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