NEW YORK – Sept. 14, 2011 – Internationally-acclaimed celebrities, Kellan Lutz (of “Twilight” fame), his mother, actor Miguel Ferrer (Dr. Garret Macy on “Crossing Jordan”), the popular singing duet: Columbian salsa sensation Carolina La O and Cuban performer Didier Hernandez (formerly of Menudo), flew EL AL Airlines to Israel. All are first time visitors to the country except for Lutz, who fell in love with Israel on his first visit last year.
While in Israel, the group is visiting the most important religious and historical sites. Their itinerary includes dinner at the Jaffa Black Out restaurant, where they are served by blind waiters and eat in total darkness. They will also see the theatrical production called “By Bread Alone,” where the performers are all blind and deaf. The celebrities will experience a scenic midnight mountain biking tour through the Old City of Jerusalem, a wine tasting at one of Israel’s award-winning wineries and many other adventurous and meaningful activities throughout the country.
They are also meeting with government officials, the Israeli media, as well as Israeli film stars and producers to discuss future joint projects.
The trip is sponsored by the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, Americas Voices in Israel and EL AL Israel Airlines.
About EL AL
Celebrating more than 60 years of service, EL AL, Israel's national airline, offers the most nonstop flights between New York (JFK/Newark) and Israel as well as the only nonstop service from Los Angeles. Worldwide, EL AL flies to more than 40 destinations from Israel and serves dozens of other destinations throughout the world via partnerships with many other carriers (including 22 additional cities in the U.S.A.). Only EL AL has First Class service on nonstop flights between the U.S.A. and Israel.
The airline has annual revenues of about $2.1 billion and carries more than 1.9 million passengers every year.
EL AL embodies Israel’s values of innovation and caring and the promise of a genuine Israeli welcome. Your Israel experience begins with EL AL and warm Israeli hospitality. Israeli flight attendants make you feel at home, the best trained Israeli pilots take you to and from Israel and passengers enjoy enhanced in-flight dining with freshly prepared healthy meals.
EL AL. It’s not just an airline. It’s Israel.