New York - June 21, 2012: iTravelJerusalem.com, a new easy-to-use website offering travel deals, events and information highlighting tourism to Jerusalem, launched this week.
Initiated by the Jerusalem Development Authority, the new website employs Google Street views and HD videos to provide travelers with a virtual tour of Jerusalem's collection of historical holy sites and modern attractions. The website, available in English and Hebrew, offers travelers discounts on reservations at restaurants and hotels in Jerusalem, and provides "smart phone" scanning capabilities of thousands of barcodes around the city accessing information about new events and attractions.
"In recent years Jerusalem has become a hub of cultural tourism from across the globe," said Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem. "The new website will further increase Jerusalem's standing as one of the most diverse and culturally rich tourist destinations on the planet."
"We are thrilled about the launch of the new iTravelJerusalem.com website," said Haim Gutin, Israel Commissioner for Tourism, North and South America, "which comes during what is on track to be the best year ever for tourism to Israel."
The new website follows the recently launched www.visit-tlv.com
, an English-language website offering travelers up-to-date information on cultural events, festivals, travel tips and suggestions in Tel Aviv.
For more information, visit www.itraveljerusalem.com
. For more information on travel to Israel, visit www.goisrael.com