"Israelis were most motivated to travel for nature (63%), beach (54%) and shopping (52%)"
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Global travelers took on average six trips in the last year according to Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing digital travel platforms. Agoda unveils insights from its Global Travel Usage and Attitude Survey, as it announces plans to expand in Israel ahead of its participation in the 26th International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM) event in Tel Aviv. In Southeast Asia, where Agoda is headquartered, the number of trips annually is seven, compared to travelers from United Kingdom, United States and Australia who traveled four times in the past year. Meanwhile in Israel, people...

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Feb 13, 2020

Cellcom  acquires Golan Telecom for NIS 720 million with 920,000 subscriptions
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Just less than a month ago, Avi Gabay signed a collective bargaining agreement with the workers' committee, which his predecessor, Nir Stern, failed to advance in a few months. Gabay realized he had no choice - if he didn't rush to sign a deal, his competitors could be ahead of him and sign a merger deal and weaken Cellcom. The company offered Golan NIS 720 million (including a NIS 130 million debt waiver) and, according to market officials, is expected to return the investment in three years. Cellcom is actually streamlining. Today it spends tens of millions on customer recruitment and...

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Feb 18, 2020

German Lufthansa announced the cancellation of its flights to Israel for at least 3 weeks
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German aviation giant Lufthansa, considered Europe's largest airline, also Swiss and Austrian Airlines, owned by Lufthansa announced on Thursday (Thursday) a cancellation of its flights to Israel following the Health Ministry's instructions yesterday to include Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria and Spain. The French airline also announced the cancellation of six flights on the Tel Aviv-Paris line. Three flights in each direction - tonight and tomorrow. In addition, Lufthansa canceled about 7,100 domestic flights in March - as of today. Lufthansa operates 32 flights from German cities...

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Mar 5, 2020

Israir and Arkia cancel their international operations and will focus now on Eilat
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A tough evening in Israeli aviation. The decision they feared came about: the closure of Israeli borders with the announcement of the isolation obligation to landers in Israel from all destinations in the world. Israir has announced it canceles it's international operations. The company said that following the announcement of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Health, the company will work until the weekend to bring back all its passengers staying in the sand. The company will then cancel its scheduled international flights by the end of March. Flights inland from Haifa and Ben Gurion...

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Mar 8, 2020

"During Corona time - complaints about cellular quality of service increased by 73%"
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The Ministry of Communications published the 2019 Public Inquiry Report and the Public Inquiry Summary during the Corona crisis. The report segments the complaints received by the office during the spread of the Corona virus: March 15 through May 10. During this period, 1,526 complaints and inquiries were received - most in the area of ​​quality of service, with 884 complaints and inquiries in the corresponding period in 2019 - an increase of 73%. The cellular company that received the smallest number of complaints per 10,000 subscribers is Pelephone that leads with 1.4 complaints....

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May 28, 2020

 Pelephone: All employees in vacation without pay will return to work and get a grant
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Following negotiations in the past few weeks between the Histadrut, the Pelephone employees and the company's management, the parties signed a new agreement that will allow the company to deal with the consequences of the Corona crisis, while reducing the damage to its employees. Negotiations on the agreement were led by MZA VP of Zvika Abramovitz, Chairman of the Cellular Workers 'Union, Internet and High Tech at the Yaki Pioneering Federation, and Chairman of the Workers' Committee Yechiel Shemen. Accompanying the negotiations: Prof. Yaron Zelicha Dr. Kfir Ze'ev of the Orna Lin office,...

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Jun 2, 2020

Allmost: Cellcom acquires Golan Telecom -  the competition authority approves the deal
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Two days after the Treasury announced that it was not opposed to the acquisition of Golan Telecom by Cellcom, the competition authority announced on Wednesday that it was approving the deal, three months since it was opened. In 2016, the authority objected to a similar purchase request for fear of damaging the competition. Now, the Ministry of Communications' final approval is required, but it is also likely to see eye to eye with the other regulators. The merged Cellcom will actually return to pre-cellular reform days in 2012 with a 35% market share, which is about 3.7 million...

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Jun 10, 2020

The 5G network tender ended: companies will pay a total of NIS 265 million for the new frequencies
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The tender for new frequencies, including frequencies for the 5th generation of cellular phones, ended on Wednesday evening without any significant surprises. The cellular companies will pay a total of NIS 265 million for the new frequencies, but will later be reimbursed according to the network's deployment rate. The concern that arose at the beginning of the tender, according to which some of the companies would remain without frequencies, was removed with the publication of the results of the tender. All companies will receive frequencies that will allow the expansion of the 4th...

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Aug 12, 2020

Towards a revolution in the Internet market: abolition of infrastructure-to-provider separation
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Towards a revolution in the Internet market: The Ministry of Communications issued a hearing to examine the abolition of infrastructure-to-provider separation (ISP), which has been practiced in Israel since 2000. As part of the reform, it is proposed ISP to private consumers so that they may be entitled to a unified service. "The existence of a split model no longer serves the competitive purposes for which it was set and imposes unnecessary costs on the economy and harms consumer welfare," the ministry notes. "The contribution of the ISP segment is small and it is doubtful whether it is...

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Oct 4, 2020

Israir can take off tomorrow for the United Arab Emirates and fly over Saudi Arabia
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Israir announced tonight (Monday) that it has received permission to take off tomorrow for the United Arab Emirates, and to pass through the airspace of Saudi Arabia. An American source said that the issue of flight permits for Israeli airlines in Saudi Arabia to the UAE and Bahrain had been resolved. This, after talks between Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, and White House envoy Avi Berkovich, with senior officials in Saudi Arabia. During the conversation between the parties, the Saudis clarified what should be the technical mechanism for approving these flights...

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Nov 30, 2020

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