Business travelers are still finding it difficult to find affordable options for their travel, and the prices are high for many destinations.
With prices climbing in Jerusalem, however, it is becoming more affordable to go on the hunt.
The number of hotels that offer discounts for international guests has skyrocketed, according to the Jerusalem Tourism Authority (ITA).
The ITA, which oversees the tourism industry in the city, announced on Saturday that it will launch a new “special discount” program to offer discounts on international travel to a select number of the city’s hotels.
The “special” discount will be available for guests from November 1 through December 31, 2019.
The ITI said that it would offer the discounts at hotels that are not yet listed on its website.
“The discount is for all guests that can show proof of valid passport, ID card, or airline ticket, and can be verified by an official,” the ITA said in a statement.
The discount will also be available at the following hotels: the Marriott Jerusalem Hotel, the Hilton Jerusalem Hotel and the Kibbutzim Lodging and Hotel, which is located in the central West Bank.
The hotel booking service, www.booking.it, said it will also launch a separate program that will offer discounts of up to 60 percent to foreign guests on its booking service.
The agency added that it expects that the new program will be used by around 15,000 hotels, as well as other commercial entities.
“This is the first time we are doing it.
We are hoping that the hotel booking companies and others will follow suit,” ITA’s director of marketing Yossi Kish told Haaretz.
The ITA said it has received more than 200 complaints of hotel-booking companies refusing to allow foreign guests to book rooms at some of its properties.
The agency’s head of travel, Yair Gafni, said the ITA will now launch a nationwide boycott of hotels who refuse to allow foreigners to book.
“We are going to launch a boycott against hotels who don’t allow us to book guests and the IMA is going to take the initiative to put pressure on the hotel industry,” Gafnis said.
“The IMA will start the boycott and take the necessary measures.
We will do whatever is necessary to make it happen.”
The ILA announced in May that it was opening a new discount program for hotel booking.