Israel’s government has approved the construction of the Trans-Israel Trail, a tourism trail that will span throughout the country. The Israel Ministry of Tourism has allocated 10 ILS million ($2.85 million) to the project, which will showcase different landscapes and cultures across Israel. The project will be headed by a team including Director General of the Israel Ministry of Tourism, Amir Halevi, the Ministry for Development of the Negev and the Galilee, the JNF-KKL and the Nature and Parks Authority. The Israel Ministry of Tourism will submit a plan within the coming months to recommend the layout of the proposed route, how infrastructure will be adapted and accommodation options.
Israel’s Minister of Tourism, Yariv Levin, said: “The decision to construct a tourist trail throughout the length and breadth of Israel is an important decision against the background of the all-time record breaking figures in incoming tourism and the efforts to add tourist attractions that will benefit visitors and tourists in Israel. The path will expose tourists to Israel’s landscapes and sites and will bring hikers to all parts of the country, including the periphery, thereby making significant economic contributions to these areas.”
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