Groupon has launched an exclusive series of eight-day trips to Israel, priced from $999* including airfare, and available for travel through early 2016. The tour includes visits to Tel Aviv, Galilee, Jerusalem and more. "We've been working with Groupon on this exciting project for four months," says Uri Steinberg, Israel Tourism Commissioner, North America, "and the entrance into the Israel tour market by so iconic an online portal as Groupon is a dramatic vote of confidence in tourism to Israel." 2015 is already turning out to be the best year ever for American tourism to Israel since the state's founding in 1948.
Enrique Iglesias will perform at the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv as part of his 'Sex and Love' Tour on December 16, 2015. Iglesias last performed in Israel in June 2011. The tour will include some of his greatest hits, including "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)," "I Like How it Feels," "No me digas que no," "Bailamos," "Cuando Me Enamoro" and "Finally Found You."
TEL AVIV AND BERLIN PARTNER TO PROMOTE INNOVATION
Marking 50 years of the official ties between Germany and Israel, the two countries are launching a new startup exchange program. As Tel Aviv and Berlin have become such important startup hubs, this new collaboration marks a great new development between the two countries. As part of this partnership, startups setting up shop in Tel Aviv and Berlin will have the opportunity to get free co-working spaces, advice on regulations and legal issues on starting new companies, as well as one-on-one mentoring assistance.
Those missing Israel can now watch the Western Wall live viaEarthCam. EarthCam is the global leader in delivering webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video and time-lapse construction cameras for corporate, tourism and government clients in major cities around the world. Other popular tourism cams include Times Square, World Trade Center, Las Vegas Strip, Bourbon Street, Eiffel Tower, Andy Warhol's gravesite, Hollywood Boulevard, Miami Beach, and Abbey Road Crossing in London.
TEL AVIV HOSTS INTERNATIONAL LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Israel's international live music industry conference and event, Tune in Tel Aviv, will take place throughout the city from November 11-15, 2015. The event is recognized as the most important industry event in the Middle East, connecting the Israeli music community to the international scene. The main event, Israel's International Music Conference, will take place at the Tachana (the Old Jaffa Train Station) on Friday, November 13th from 9am-5pm, during which musicians and industry professionals will be invited to come together to discuss issues critical to the music industry. More than 70 Israeli music acts will be performing during the five-day event.
The 19th International Harp Contest in Israel will commence on November 23, 2015. This year, the contest will be hosted in the magnificent Knights' Halls in Old Acre, a city declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Harpist Anais Gaudemard, who won the contest in 2012, will perform at the opening night concert. Acre has become home to many cultural and music events such as the Israeli Opera Festival and the Acre International Fringe Theater. The International Harp Contest is the first competition in the world dedicated to the harp, and has been held every three years since it was first founded in 1959.