Tourism News from Israel


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Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010


The Dead Sea is a unique tourist destination and a finalist in the New7Wonders of Nature online campaign. The Tourism Ministry has launched a dedicated multi-lingual Dead Sea website ( and a social media campaign to include Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

 Under the slogan “The Deepest Wonder of the World”, the English-language website, which will shortly be available in Russian, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Korean, will link to the campaign voting pages and serves as an information resource about the region and the Dead Sea’s candidacy in the global New7Wonders of Nature campaign. Visitors to the site can access information on the natural, religious, historical and cultural sites in the area, health and wellness tourism, tourism accommodation and attractions, as well as a monthly newsletter and detailed information on the New7Wonders campaign and voting. The website, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube pages will be constantly updated with news and information about the latest Dead Sea rankings in the campaign, events, festivals, promotions, competitions etc. 

 The Dead Sea has consistently remained among the top 14 of the 28 finalists since the final stage of the New7Wonders of Nature campaign began in July 2009. Other finalists include the Amazon River, the Galapagos Islands, the Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef and the Maldives. About a billion votes are expected to be cast before campaign ends on 11.11.11 and it is estimated that the winning seven finalists will need to secure about 300-400 million votes.

 Voting for Dead Sea – under the slogan “No floating voters! Vote for the Dead Sea as one of the New7Wonders of Nature – is available: