Tourism Ministry will provide grants to new camping sites
The dramatic increase in in local and foreign campers during the Passover holiday has prompted a Tourism Ministry campaign to spur the growth of more such facilities. The Tourism Ministry will offer grants and financial incentives to entrepreneurs interested in establishing campsites. These grants will ensure separate camping facilities for families and young people, as well as offer advance registration for camping spots online. The decision follows the week of Passover where many campgrounds around the country reported full occupancy levels, particularly in the Lake Kinneret area.
“We are not surprised by the demand for camping, which has become a hot trend not only in Israel but also around the world,” said Tourism Ministry director-general Amir Halevy. “Israel is a classic camping location, with excellent weather, and therefore establishing camping areas with upgraded infrastructure and clean bathrooms and shower facilities is top priority in the Tourism Ministry’s work plan as part of its activities to reduce the cost of vacationing in Israel.”