20 stories about Tourism
CTech NY Conference Yarom Vadish

"El Al is financing the flights of hostage family members abroad"

06.03.24|Ariela Karmel
Yarom Vadish, EVP Sales and Tourism of El Al and Chairman of Sundor, spoke to CTech at Calcalist’s Mind the Tech conference in New York about El Al’s role as Israel’s national carrier.
Jonathan Abraham

The top travel-tech trends set to revolutionize tourism in 2023

27.07.23|Jonathan Abraham
Technology-driven innovations are reshaping the travel industry, with smart hotels, AR/VR experiences, contactless solutions, and AI-powered personalization leading the way towards a more seamless and efficient travel journey
עמיעד סוטו מנכ"ל ומייסד Guesty ורד רביב שוורץ נשיאת גסטי וסמנכ"לית התפעול

Guesty raises $170 million to expand hospitality and property management platform

16.08.22|Meir Orbach
A significant portion of the funding went towards secondary deals. “We are close to becoming a unicorn. Within less than a year we tripled our valuation and doubled our revenue,” said Vered Raviv Schwarz, President and COO at Guesty
הוועידה הלאומית הכלכלית עמרי מורגנשטרן מנכ"ל Agoda

“We are doing everything we can to allow more people to take holidays"

12.07.22|Lior Weinstein
“The best tip I can give companies is to be sensitive and empathetic,” Omri Morgenshtern, CEO of international tourism giant Agoda, told the audience at Calcalist and Bank Leumi’s National Economic Conference
דימיטריס פראגאקיס מזכיר כללי של ארגון התיירות היווני

Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organization: "Israelis are more than just tourists"

According to Dimitris Fragakis, Greece has advantages that make it a potential tourist destination all year round; He added that "sustainability is Greece's national target by 2030"
ועידת כלכליסט ביוון מימין פטרוס מאצ'אס ניקולאס קאולוצ'ריס ו וסיליס קיקיליאס וידאו

"Growth, business, opportunities, and investing, that is the success story of Israel"

Vassilis Kikilias, Greece's Minister of Tourism, was speaking at Calcalist's Israel-Greece Conference
BookAway team

BookAway raises $35 million to digitize ground transportation industry

10.05.22|Meir Orbach
The Israeli company has acquired four consumer-facing digital brands over the past year that allow travelers to book buses, private transfers, ferries, and trains in advance and online
Toorz David Frank Mike Griffiths

“There are no competitors - Toorz will be first on the market.”

As the world recovers from the pandemic, Toorz has raised $1.8M to help Group Tourism make a comeback through digitization
משתתפי תגלית למצוינים 2019

Birthright circumvents security and health travel restrictions

13.05.21|Yuval Sade
Young Jews, who will visit Israel through Birthright, will enjoy a separate set of restrictions to those agreed on by the Tourism and Health Ministries
פוטו מבנים מחימר מרוקו Ait Benhaddou

Morocco is thirsty for Israeli investments

13.12.20|Doron Peskin
Normalization of ties between Morocco and Israel are the result of U.S. recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara; but Morocco also hopes economic ties with Israel will help relieve its deep recession
מטוס ממריא בעולם דיגיטלי

The travel industry in the wake of COVID-19: which companies will realize the greatest opportunities?

08.10.20|Start-Up Nation Central, a CTech partner
The travel, hospitality, and tourism industries have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. How can technology help rebuild these industries? Experts weigh in
SNC Virgin video

Reimagining industry under extreme disruption

24.09.20|Start-Up Nation Central, a CTech partner
The travel, hospitality, and tourism industries underwent drastic shock during the COVID-19 pandemic, and may continue to undergo a severe disruption for years to come. Experts weigh in on the post-pandemic opportunities
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Emirati airline Etihad Airways starts selling tickets in Israel

01.09.20|Navit Zomer
At this point, there are still no direct flights from Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport to Abu Dhabi so the ticket sale is more of a declaration than a practical travel arrangement for Israelis
מלון ריקסוס rixos דובאי איחוד האמירויות

Israeli tourist agency seals exclusive deal with Emirati luxury hotel chain

18.08.20|Navit Zomer
The price for a five-day family package, which includes return flights from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi or Dubai, will stand at $1,389-$1,639 per person
דיויד מזומן מנכ"ל Wishbox

Israeli startup Wishbox is redefining hospitality for a post-coronavirus world

25.06.20|Ron Friedman
The traveltech company is offering hotels a contactless alternative to the traditional human touch
העיר לימסול ב קפריסין

Can Israeli companies help Cyprus develop its own startup nation?

22.06.20|James Spiro
The country’s vision to become a ‘digitally smart’ tourism destination was presented in a recent webinar
עמיעד סוטו מנכל גסטי Guesty

Dozens of Guesty Employees to Stay on Unpaid Leave

31.05.20|Meir Orbach
In March, Calcalist reported the company had put around 10% of its employees on unpaid leave due to the coronavirus crisis
תיירות סיניות פסל החירות

Travel Tech is Down but Not Out, According to Organizer of Major Tourism E-Conference

27.04.20|Ron Friedman
3,500 people attended an online conference on the struggling industry’s Covid-19 exit strategy
מצב טיסה טלפון מטוס

Tourism Crash Threatens Survival of Israeli Travel Tech Companies

02.04.20|Meir Orbach
A survey by advisory company Innovate Israel found that travel tech startups suffered an average 63% drop in income in March