Living the Bedouin way
A street vendor sells balloon puppets on the highway near the southern Bedouin city of Rahat on June 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images)
Eastern Eye Staff
NEGEV IN ISRAEL OFFERS LUXURY CAMPING AND DESERT ACTIVITIES ISRAEL is promoting luxury camping trips, Bedouin hospitality and challenging outdoor activities like dune surfing as the country seeks to bolster tourism to its vast and largely undeveloped Negev desert region. In addition, a new international airport is rising from the desert floor 18 kilometres (11 miles) from the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat and the neighbouring Jordanian port of Aqaba. Tourism in Israel is big business, bringing in $5.8 billion (£4.4bn) in 2017. Arrivals to the country of about eight million citizens hit a record 3.6 million last year,…
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