Paven er i Israel! Kristne turisme er stadig vigtigere for Israel!

Paven besøgte de hellige steder under sit historiske besøg i Israel maj 25-26. Omkring 60 procent af Israels næsten tre og en halv million turister er kristne. Af dem ser mere end halvt sig selv som pilgrimme og deres ophold som en pilgrimsrejse.


Some of the HOLY SITES visited by POPE FRANCIS during his visit: 

* MOUNT OF OLIVES, VIRI GALILAEI AND THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE

* THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER AND THE VIA DOLOROSA

* MOUNT ZION AND THE ROOM OF THE CENACLE

* THE PONTIFICAL INSTITUTE NOTRE DAME OF JERUSALEM CENTER

* YAD VASHEM - the state of Israel´s official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust

* MOUNT HERZEL - the state of Israel´s national cemetery

* HEICHAL SHLOMO - a landmark building in the heart of Jerusalem, serving as the spiritual and religious center for the Jewish people and the Chief Rabbinate.

* WESTERN WALL

* MAGDALA CENTER

Movie prepared for the visit of the Pope to Israel!

English: http://youtu.be/XoLd9dOuy9o



POPULAR CHRISTIAN SITES AND AREAS AMONG PILGRIMS

Of these almost 2 million Christian tourists, about a half were Catholic (49%); 20% were Protestants (the majority Evangelical ); 28% were Orthodox (mainly Russian Orthodox) and 7% were from other Christian denominations.

The most visited regions in Israel in 2013 by Christian pilgrims: also included Betlehem in the P alestinian National Authority (PA):

  • 90% of all Christian tourists visited Jerusalem
  • 89% visited Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee
  • 86% visited Nazareth
  • 85% visited the Dead Sea area
  • 83% visited Capernaum
  • 86% of pilgrims visited Bethlehem in PA.

The most visited sites in 2013 by Christian tourists include :

  • over 90% of all pilgrims: Church of the Holy Sepulchre: Via Dolorosa; Western Wall; Mount of Olives
  • over 80% of all pilgrims: Church of the Annunciation; Capernaum and Yardenit baptism site
  • over 60% of all pilgrims: Qumran and Caesarea
  • 86% of all pilgrims visited the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in PA.

Characteristics of Christian Tourism among pilgrims:

  • Average length of stay: 8 nights (average tourist 8.5 nights)
  • 83% visit within framework of an organized tour
  • 80% of pilgrims are first-time visitors
  • 20% of pilgrims are repeat visitors
  • 90% stayed in hotels, of whom 84% stayed in hotels of average standard on Half Board
  • Level of satisfaction 4.5 out of 5, higher than the average tourist in Israel (4.3)

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Den Israelske Stats Turistbureau har til opgave at markedsføre Israel som destination i Norden og Baltikum samt at formidle turistinformationer til offentligheden i disse lande. Den Israelske Stats Turistbureau arbejder direkte under turistministeriet i Israel. Sammenlagt findes der 18 turistbureauer rundt om i verden, som arbejder med at fremme turismen i Israel.

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Den Israelske Stats Turistbureau har til opgave at markedsføre Israel som destination i Norden og Baltikum samt at formidle turistinformationer til offentligheden i disse lande. Den Israelske Stats Turistbureau arbejder direkte under turistministeriet i Israel. Sammenlagt findes der 18 turistbureauer rundt om i verden, som arbejder med at fremme turismen i Israel.

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Paven besøgte de hellige steder under sit historiske besøg i Israel maj 25-26. Omkring 60 procent af Israels næsten tre og en halv million turister er kristne. Af dem ser mere end halvt sig selv som pilgrimme og deres ophold som en pilgrimsrejse.
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We welcome the Pope as a visitor of the highest importance, the most important religious leader Catholics around the world. We are greatly honored by his choice to visit Israel. We will continue to welcome the faithful with open arms, as they choose to visit Israel in the footsteps of the Pope.
Tourism Minister Dr. Uzi Landau