JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - The Dun & Bradstreet travel study, placed Israel Experience alongside other well-known travel stalwarts such as IDB Tours, Ophir Tours and Daka90, and cemented the operation's top-tier rating in Israel’s tourism trade.
The impact of these trips is no more keenly felt than by the participants themselves.
"Coming to Israel with my friends and spending time with Israelis helps me to get to know and appreciate my homeland," shared Rachel who participated in an Israel experience trip this summer through her involvement with BBYO (B’nai B’rith Youth Organization).
"We have done hikes and visited historical places. I have had an amazing summer here in Israel and I hope to take everything I have learnt back with me to my community back home," Rachel said.
Israel Experience specializes in educational trips in Israel as well as Jewish heritage tours in Eastern Europe, and brings approximately 30,000 participants to Israel annually. As well, some 36,000 olim chadashim (new immigrants) and Israeli high school students from disadvantaged cities meet on heritage trips and tours in Israel.
This year, Israel Experience will bring its 300,000th participant on an educational tour to Israel since its start in 2000, making it "the address for quality educational travel within Israel," according to Hermon.
"In addition to the connections we have with Jewish organizations and communities from around the world, Israel Experience also caters to high school students and college graduates seeking an Israel experience through Taglit-Birthright Israel: Israel Experience and our flagship program Career Israel, through Masa Israel Journey, where students can intern at one of Israel’s top 700 top companies in a variety of industries," Hermon added.
Israel Experience recently hosted its annual Mega-Event, in partnership with the Maccabiah Games and Jerusalem’s youth movements, hosting 6,000 young Jewis revelers from around the world at Sultan's Pool in in the shadow of the walls of Jerusalem's Old City.
"This event brought together young Jewish participants from the United States, Great Britain, Europe and the former Soviet Union with their Israeli peers at social and sporting events that celebrate the Jewish future of Zionism and a strengthened connection with the State and People of Israel," Hermon added.
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