Independent tourists

0 Remembering Chaim Meyers

Harold Nathan Meyers, also known as Chaim Meyers (Weiss), was born in 1924 in Brooklyn, New York, to a religious Jewish family. While growing up, he was active in the Hashomer Haza’ir youth movement. When World War II broke out, he enlisted in a combat engineering unit in the US…

0 Knots, Rugs, and Bridges in Beersheba

The Museum of Islamic and Near Eastern Cultures that opened recently in the Ottoman-era mosque in Beersheba aspires to serve as a bridge between cultures. > by ERETZ Staff Drought struck the Negev desert in 1891. Among the Bedouins, 1891 became known as “the year of the lemons,” because they…

0 Changing Times

The combination of the ever-evolving internet and low-cost flights is transforming the tourism industry worldwide. Israel’s tourism industry must focus its attention on individual travelers in order to thrive in the tourism 2.0 era. > by Yadin Roman Photography: israeltourism Tourism to Israel has been changing profoundly for the past…

0 A Tale of Two Houses

Norman Lourie, the founder of the Habonim Zionist youth movement in South Africa, founded Israel’s first luxury hotel. His legacy lives on in the new Norman Hotel in Tel Aviv

0 Creating Exciting Hotels

Tel Aviv’s  Kalisher Street is just a few houses long. Gray and rundown, it appears to have seen better days. It connects Herzl Street, the city’s first road, with Nahalat Benjamin Street, another of the main thoroughfares of the pioneering Ahuzat Bayit neighborhood, which was founded just over a century…