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Israel has record tourists but has serious problem with public transportation

Posted On: Jul 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Travel and Tourworld

Israel has record tourists but has serious problem with public transportation

Israel witnessed a record of more than 2 million tourists in the first half this year, and the figure was boosted by increased number of flights and cheaper airfares. But upon arrival, visitors face the same traffic as Israelis do and have to cope with a public transportation system that isn't congenial at all.
Visitors have to cope with an absence of English-language instructions and the inability to buy tickets in advance. In addition, many of Israel's historic sites and national parks are only accessible by car and car rentals can often be difficult and expensive. There is no public transportation at all on Shabbat, and this surprises the tourists.
The inconveniences can seem minor, but for a visitor to Israel, they can make or break the trip.
For instance, the Transportation Ministry doesn't allow bus companies to sell tickets in advance online, which makes it impossible for visitors to arrange an itinerary beforehand.
The website for Rav-Card, which Israelis use for usually weekly and monthly passes, is...

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