Jerusalem is Traveling 2U: For the First Time Jerusalem is Set to Provide Tourists a Virtual Tourism Experience Featuring E-tours, E-prayers, E-museums, E-shopping and E-culinary Experiences for All to Enjoy
BridgifyWill Allow Access to Leading Sites around Jerusalem.
Host Virtual Tours and Attend Prayer Events from the Holy City
The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted travel all over the world. With all three major religions celebrating their respective holidays during the month of April, the Jerusalem Development Authority has launched an interactive online platform which will allow tourists to take part in events and tours from afar. The platform was founded in collaboration with the Jerusalem Municipality, the East Jerusalem Development Company and Bridgify, an Israeli online platform which specializes in developing customized smart trips all over the world. Bridgifyhas quickly adapted to the current situation and has created a new genre in the tourism world based mainly on virtual tours. Since tourists are not travelling, Bridgify's platform brings destinations to them, enabling travelers to enjoy online experiences such as virtual tours, live streaming, workshops & more.
Amit Shamni, founding partner and CEO of Bridgify“We all came together at record speed – these types of projects usually take a number of months to complete- in a common goal to benefit the local and global community. I am proud of the product created in cooperation with the Jerusalem Municipality, the city I grew up in. We are looking at a new genre of travel extremely relevant to the current day and age and for the future as well and we are excited to be taking part in this process.”
With the Jerusalem is Traveling2U platform, the city of Jerusalem is literally making its way in to its followers' homes, while providing an in-depth view of the city's main attractions, including hiking, food, shopping and museums. The site allows viewers an opportunity to regain hope amid these difficult times, especially towards the cornerstone holidays for the 3 monotheistic religions. The JDA fully intends on maintaining and developing the platform,once the world returns to normalcy, in order to allow a unique and quality experience from a distance.
Ilanit Melchior, Director of Tourism at the Jerusalem Development Authority said “We set a goal of keeping the city of Jerusalem in our follower's mindset and we believe, through these activities and tours we will be able to allow tourists from all over the world feel connected to the upcoming holiday season. We are proud to launch this interactive system featuring our four virtual experiences- E-tours, E-attractions, E-prayer and E-culinary experiences for all to enjoy.”
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