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NEWS FLASH #11 - December 2011

December 2011

NEWS FLASH #11 - December 2011

Dear Friends,
2011 is coming to a close and 2012 is at our doorstep!
The end of the year is a great time to reflect on our accomplishments and achievements, and a perfect opportunity to set new goals for the New Year 2012.   

Despite low expectations in the beginning of the year, we are delighted to share with you that Israel welcomed over 3 million visitors to date, a figure similar to that of the year 2010 which was a peak year for tourism to Israel.  

Together with you, we hope and pray that these figures will continue to rise and that your clients will continue to support Israel as one of their preferred destination.

We thank you for your continuing friendship and support, and wish all of you a very Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukah and a wonderful and a prosperous 2012!

Oni Amiel,
President & CEO
Amiel Tours


   newsGeneral News:     

Amiel Tours is the first Israeli land operator to visit Bethlehem for an inspection of its sites, hotels and restaurants. We were welcomed with greatest courtesy and warmth by our business partners and received a full and most informative inspection tour.  We thought it to be important for us to see Bethlehem first hand and offer this venue as an alternative. We look forward to hear and discuss this possibility with you, our trusted agents.

EL AL to Eilat:
A fourth daily flight has been approved between Ben Gurion Airport and Eilat for El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. This is of great convenience to the tourist who wishes to start his vacation in Eilat and provides an additional option to move on to Jordan via the Aquaba Cross Point.

   upcomUpcoming Events:     
Jerusalem Marathon - March 16, 2012  The International Jerusalem Marathon will take place in Jerusalem, on March 16, 2012. The selected running tracks narrate the story of Jerusalem in the course of 3000 years of this city's history. Please click here to receive further information.


AmielLogo14th International Gilboa Walk - March 23-24, 2012 Join hundred of nature lovers and march the Gilboa woods and nature reserve of the Gilboa. Throughout the track will be stations overlooking beautiful spots, Explanations on the panorama, archeology, geology, history etc. will be given. Read more... and receive your application form here.





Carmen at Masada
-Opera Festival Masada, Dead Sea June 7 -11, 2012                                                     









Over 55,000 people - Israelis and tourists - enjoyed the critically-acclaimed 2011
Israeli Opera Festival in the fortress of Massada. Preparations and ticket sales are well
underway for the 2012 Israeli Opera Festival at the lowest point on earth. This year will
 feature a spectacular mega-production of George Bizet's Carmen, a colorful and
much-loved opera in which the free spirited gypsy Carmen sings about freedom....


For the Nature and Sports Lover

The Jerusaland Backpack Trek
This is a unique and intimate way to introduce the land to you, through "pilgrim like" walks to Jerusalem.
We believe that the event of reaching Jerusalem is special, no matter one man's religion. Our mission is to provide him an unforgettable experience on this occasion.
We provide the participant the opportunity we believe he deserves. Read more... 


Trail Riding Vacation in Israel!
Horseback vacations are a fantastic way to learn about the fascinating history, cultures and peoples of Israel. Sirin Riders specializes in leading and organizing horseback riding vacations in Israel. For details click here... AmielLogo



Welcome to the world of Birds & Birdwatching in Israel!
Israel is situated at an intercontinental junction- a bottleneck for migration routes. An estimated 500 million (!!) birds pass through every spring and autumn, with 530 species in record. Please read more...  AmielLogo




Be a forester for the day... Feel the earth...
KKL-JNF gives you're the opportunity to work side-by-side in groups with KKL-JNF foresters to clear underbrush, prune trees, prepare fire breaks and forest paths in the Carmel at the end you are presented with a certificate and a pin. A meaningful highlight of any visit, vacation, or family celebration in Israel!
Please

Experience 100 years of Tel Aviv on a bike
Come and join a guided bicycle tour on comfortable trails along Tel Aviv's exciting beaches, Bohemian Neve Tzedek neighborhood, "White City of Tel Aviv" and its Boulevards, Tel Aviv harbor and more.
Amiel Tours is proud to have taken this journey ... For more information click here and here you will see a sample of the album you will receive after you finish the tour.


telavivIn Tel Aviv

Jaffa Tales - The New Visitors Center in Old Jaffa

...Jaffa Tales" Magical Exciting Multi-Sensory Experience
Come and partake in the renewed experience at the Visitor's Center of Old Jaffa, Tour the archaeological site; walk on the floating bridge into virtual performance That brings past heroes to life, spectacular views and unique creative animation of cultural wealth, beauty and charm...

Incentive - Loco Enzo Incentive Trip - Nov 2011
Amiel Tours had the privilege of creating and planning the Incentive trip for our esteemed client Loco Enzo .
Here is how the CEO, Mr. Roger Schreurs raved about this trip after his return to Holland:

"After the snows of Lapland, the sands of the Sahara and the waters of the Aegean Sea it was time for something different. The prestigious Dutch Business Club, Onraedt, travels again - this time to the Promised Land, Israel.

We organized a four-day incentive trip in which all facets: Culture, nature, history, action, relaxation, adrenalin, culinary delights, entertainment, etc. ...... this trip had it all!

The fun started on the bus where all participants received a tailor-made polo shirt with the club logo. All the luggage tags were branded with the theme of the trip :
Shalali, Shalala, Shalom

There were several highlights on this trip we look back upon:
  • Putting on a yarmulke before entering the Western Wall
  • The walk through the Via Dolorosa
  •  Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum
  • The Bedouin camp in the desert - 5 large tents and a belly dancer!
  • Self driving Tom Cars jeeps through the lunar landscape of the Negev desert.
  • Floating on the Dead Sea Waters
  • On the last night all the men from Onraedt went out clubbing in Tel Aviv,   
the city that never sleeps!
This was said to be one of the best trips we had! We now have a great responsibility to meet the same expectations for 2014."


  hotelHotel Updates  

Theodore Hotel in Haifa
Check out this new hotel which recently opened in Haifa. It is close to the Israel National Museum of Science Technology and Space, Railway Museum, and Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art. Also nearby are Bahai Gardens and World Center and Haifa Museum of Art.

Tamar Residence Suites - Jerusalem

Experience the ultimate service while residing in Bakaa, Jerusalem's most exclusive district. Surrounded by stylish shops restaurants, you can relax and enjoy the sophistication of these boutique accommodations while on business travel or a holiday.
For more details click hereAmielLogo

Kibbutz Zeelim Hotel Negev
An Hour and quarter drive from Tel-Aviv you will find a tranquil and peaceful resort in the nostalgic atmosphere of a genuine Kibbutz in the Negev desert. Enjoy a "Green Corner" in the middle of the desert and feast yourself on amazing desert landscapes all around...Read more    AmielLogo

   meetMeet us at:  
  • ETC- Orlando, Florida from January 19 - 21, 2012
  • FITUR- Madrid, Spain - January 18 - 22, 2012
  • BIT- Milano, Italy - February 16 -19, 2012
  • OTM- Mumbai, India - February 17 - 19, 2012
  • ITB- Berlin, Germany - March 7 - 11, 2012
  • IMEX- Frankfurt, Germany - May 22 - 24, 2012  

Please contact us at or to schedule an appointment.  

   Booking Online Around the Clock  

If you find yourself looking to book for your FIT clients on weekends or when our offices are closed, register on our B2B Online Booking system and place bookings around the clock!  Registration is quick, easy and of course, free of charge!  


We would be most grateful if you would pass our News Flashes to all of your colleagues. 

Oni Amiel, President/CEO
Amiel Tours
Address:  5 Yoni Netanyahu Street, Or Yehuda 60376    P.O. Box 557, 60250, ISRAEL
Telephone: + 972 3 538-8444  Fax: +  972 3 533-6174
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