JERUSALEM (May. 19)
Tourists in Israel have begun benefitting from the country’s new Tourism Courtesy Patrol recently established by the Ministry of Tourism to serve the more than 1.2 million tourists who annually visit the country. The patrol will eventually comprise 5,000 students and adults whose task will be to provide information and assistance to tourists in the streets of Israel’s cities, as well as to report on problems and inconveniences that tourists may encounter. Their striking orange/bronze uniforms are already highly visible in Tel Aviv and in Eilat, where the Tourism Courtesy Patrol is in operation. Other cities soon to be covered by the patrol include Jerusalem, Netanya, Tiberias and Beersheba.