New Tourism Ministry application features photo and video upload capabilities to Israel tourism social media forums
The Israel Ministry of Tourism announced recently the release of the new iSrael iPhone and iPad application – providing travelers with detailed information on sites, tours, accommodation and events in Israel.
The free iSrael application will feature up-to-date information about travel to Israel, including mapped directions to heritage sites, nature reserves, leisure activities, archeological sites and museums. Users of the application may also build customized tours of Israel complete with photographs and multimedia.
“We are very excited about the release of the new iSrael iPhone application,” says Haim Gutin, Israel Commissioner for Tourism, North and South America, “which will help travelers tour Israel with the latest and most advanced technology.”
The application will be regularly updated by the Israel Ministry of Tourism, and users can also instantly upload their own photographs and comments to Israel tourism social media forums, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/goisrael ) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/israeltourism ).
To download the iSrael application in English or Hebrew, type “Israel tourism” in the Apps search bar on an iPhone or iPad, or visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/israel-tourism/id393773314?mt=8 .
Canadian teen heart-throb to perform at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park on April 14. Organizers expect to attract 60,000 people
As reported by Yedioth Ahronoth, seven Israeli producers negotiated with Beiber’s representatives. The one who eventually succeeded in striking a deal with the popular singer is producer Marcel Avraham, who was behind the Israel concerts of Elton John, Rod Stewart, Metallica and Leonard Cohen.
The initial plan was to hold the concert at the Ramat Gan Stadium, but the 16-year-old singer’s rising popularity promoted the production team to gamble on the Yarkon Park, with the hopes of filling up the grass with 60,000 teenagers.
Bieber began his musical career at the age of 12, when his mother posted clips of cover songs he performed. Last year he released his debut album “My World”, which was a huge success. All of the album’s songs made it to the Billboard music charts in the United States – a historic achievement in itself.
Bieber’s biggest hits were his debut song “One Time”, which topped the charts in dozens of countries, and ‘”Baby”, which became the most watched clip on Youtube in July, with more than 360 million views.
The cost of his performance in Israel is estimated at more than $1.5 million.