Security Update Regarding Israel:
In reply to questions regarding tourist arrivals to Israel, we recommend noting the following points.
Headlines about Operation Protective Edge can be alarming, but the reality is that: Currently there are more than 70,000 overseas tourists traveling, enjoying the attractions, weather and surroundings throughout Israel. Yes, there are cancellations, but groups and individuals continue to arrive daily and they feel safe and enjoy themselves, according to their testimonials.
Flights by some 90 airlines in and out of Israel are operating as normal. Ben Gurion Airport takes extra precautions to guarantee the safety of all passengers onboard aircraft upon approach and departure from Israel, thus the slight delays in the timetable.
Tourism sites, museums, holy places and attractions are open and operating.
The Ministry of Tourism is in contact with all relevant authorities to answer all questions which may arise.
For more detailed information please contact the Israel Government Tourism Office in your area. A list of the Offices is located in the site: www.goisrael.com.
Enhanced Security Measures for Overseas Airports:
The TSA has implemented enhanced security measures at select overseas airports with direct flights to the U.S. Travelers who plan to carry on electronic devices, including cell phones, may be required to turn them on during security screening. Devices that do not power on may not be permitted onboard the aircraft. Travelers should be sure to charge their devices and allow additional time for security screening. For more information, visit the TSA website.
Severe Weather Activity:
Travel Impressions continues to monitor all current storm activity for any travel locations affected by severe weather.
Please check the Airline carrier’s website for up to date flight status.
If your customer's flight is canceled or delayed:
Notify Travel Impressions Customer Care immediately at 1-800-284-0022, prompt #3, so we can ensure that your hotel accommodations will be available upon arrival.
If your customers are at their vacation site and have questions:
Contact Travel Impressions Customer Care at 1-800-284-0022, prompt #3.
Customer Care is available to assist you 24/7
For all pre-departure inquiries related to changing your customer's reservation:
Contact Travel Impressions Reservations at 1-800-284-0022, prompt #2.
Hours of operation: Mon. - Fri. 9:00am-9:00pm & Sat. 10:00am-6:00pm EST.
For all pre-departure online bookings:
Contact eCommerce Online Support at 1-800-999-4321.
Hours of operation: Mon. - Thur. 9:00am-11:00pm, Fri. 9:00am-10:00pm, Sat. 10:00am-6:00pm and Sun. 11:00am-4:00pm EST.
Please see the latest weather updates from the National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
For specific airline policies, please check the carrier's website:
- AeroMexico - www.aeromexico.com
- Air Tran - www.airtran.com
- Alaska Airlines - www.alaskaair.com
- American Airlines - www.aa.com
- British Airways - www.ba.com
- Continental Airlines - www.continental.com
- Delta Air Lines - www.delta.com
- Fly Frontier - www.flyfrontier.com
- JetBlue - www.jetblue.com
- Lufthansa - www.lh.com
- SAS - www.flysas.com
- United Airlines - www.united.com
- US Airways - www.usairways.com
- Virgin - www.flyvirgin.com