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Our Team 2017-09-15T15:15:10+00:00

WELCOME!

As the founder and CEO of Immanuel Tours, I would like to invite you to the experience of a lifetime, a pilgrimage to Israel!  With over 50 years of experience in Israeli tourism, I can assure you that there is no one who takes the care that Immanuel Tours does to ensure that every group and every trip is treated like family and that every effort is made to be sure that their journey is everything they hoped it would be and more. We have been blessed to connect with peoples from all over the world and to bring them into contact with the land and the people of Israel. Immanuel Tours is essentially a family concern and it is our aim to render a service with a personal touch. We hope to welcome you to Israel soon!

Phillip Meyers

CEO and Founder

Immanuel Tours

Susan Eshed

Operations Manager

As the daughter of Phillip Meyers, the tourism business is a world I grew up in. I remember visiting the tour groups with my Father since I was a very little girl.

In 1984 I joined my Father and have been working in Immanuel Tours ever since. What I enjoy the most in my work is meeting people from all over the world and getting the chance to know them and develop a personal contact that continues for years.

MEET THE TEAM

Our team is the heart of Immanuel Tours. Find out more about the staff that will become your friends.

Mette Ketter

Tour Operator

I am from Denmark but have lived in Israel since 1990. My husband and I have 3 children and we live in Nes-Ziona.

I have been working in tourism since 1994, joining Immanuel Tours in 1999 serving the Scandinavian market. I enjoy the challenge of making every trip to Israel special and memorable and meeting with my groups during the tour.

Shiri Dagan

Tour Operator

I have been working in the tourism industry since 1992 and as a tour operator at Immanuel Tours since 2005. I am a native Israeli, as well as the mother of two sons.

The most enjoyable part of my job is the interaction with the different people coming here from all over the world and making sure their visit is meaningful and valuable.

Gabby Jinno

 Tour Operator

I was born in Uruguay, but I’ve lived in Israel since 1970. I’ve been working in tourism since 1986, joining Immanuel Tours in 2010, helping clients from all around the world.

One of the most significant areas for me in Israel’s landscape is Negev, which symbolizes for me a Genesis View. I love Israel and that is one of the reasons for being in this business for so many years.

Yovar Inbar

 Tour Operator

I was born in Israel and I love my country. I served in the I.D.F in the Navy. I have been working in Immanuel Tours as a Tour Operator since 2009.

I love my work and I find it very interesting to work with Christian Pilgrims from all over the world, to meet them at the airport, and to see their excitement when they arrive to the Holy Land.

Raymond Kolet

 Airport Customer Service

I was born in India and immigrated to Israel in 1984, working at a tech company for 18 years as Head of the Engineering Drawing and Graphics Dept.

I am happy to have joined Immanuel Tours and work here as their customer service person at the airport. I enjoy my work, which is mainly meeting and talking with people. I have a great sense of humor!

Ilan Barkay

 Tour Guide

I was born in Jerusalem and became a tour guide in 1987 after serving in the IDF. I specialize in Christian tours, taking courses in Christianity, archaeology, history and specific sites in Israel. In 2004, I was selected as the best tour guide by the Israel Ministry of Tourism!

I see my work as a mission to transfer the historic wealth of the bible and inspire love for the Holy Land!

Yuval Shemesh

 Tour Guide

My family emigrated from Persia in the early 1900’s, making me a third generation Israeli. I served in the First Lebanese War in 1982 as a paratrooper and also studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I’ve led Christian tours since 1992, but came to know and love Christ personally in 2006.

I love sharing the land of our faith with other Christians!

David Minai

 Bus Driver

David Minai is a very good and valuable member of the Immanuel Tours staff and has been working with our company for many years; always to the full satisfaction of ourselves and the groups which he has driven in his luxury motor coach.

He lives in Ashkelon with his wife and family, a city which is only a few kilometers from the border with Gaza.

Lior Rothenberg

 Tour Guide

Ever since my Childhood I have enjoyed exploring and discovering the various facets of this fascinating country. I have travelled all over the world but have finally settled in Israel to become a professional guide.

It is here in Israel that I have discovered not only the physical but also the spiritual dimension which gives the country it’s special richness.

Yoni Simmons

 Tour Guide

I was born in the United States to a Jewish father and Christian mother (who both are believers)who decided to move to Israel when I was just 3 years old as an act faith in God and a desire to be part of the Jewish destiny. I served in the IDF and had a variety of other experiences before experiencing grace myself and becoming a Christian tour guide.

My wife and I have 3 children who we are also raising in faith.

Yo’el Berkowitz

 Tour Guide

I have lived in Israel since 1991 after moving here from the United States. Having traveled the world teaching the Bible, I am genuinely interested in knowing people, making them feel comfortable, appreciated, accepted and welcomed.

I’m personally devoted to a life-long path of learning in all areas and subjects available to me. Everything I learn I seek to integrate into my occupation of teaching and guiding.

OUR PARTNERS

We are proud to work with the following partners. If you are interested in partnering with Immanuel Tours to provide excellent service, please contact us!

OUR MISSION

To provide Christians from around the world the utmost service and care in the assistance of travel to the Holy Land and experience the Bible and its setting first hand, helping to deepen their faith and resolve in its truth.

What People are Saying about Immanuel Tours

  • Lina Oliver
     Thank you so much for a very well organized tour/pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Our guide, Asher, and our driver, David, were very nice & they were so great. Very knowledgeable too! It was a wonderful experience.  We hope to visit the Holy Land again with Immanuel Tours.
  • Linda Arnold

    My first pilgrimage to The Promised Land was with Immanuel Tours and the entire trip exceeded my expectations. I liked it so much that my husband and I signed up for another tour the following year and took 5 family members with us! Okay, so if that wasn’t enough we signed up again this year and took 4 more friends! Yes, that is three years in a row!

    When I go back to Israel, I will only travel with Immanuel Tours. Outstanding guides, exceptional drivers, and first rate service. Immanuel Tours is truly excited to be a part of your incredible, experience in the Holy Land and care about every little detail.

  • Greg and Katie Holloway

    Our first experience with Immanuel Tours was over 10 years ago in 2006.  We have been using them ever since and can say the service level has never wavered.  They offer impeccable customer service, with such personal attention given to every detail.  We consider them not just our tour company but they have become our Israeli family.  We have been so blessed through them and highly recommend them.

  • Gina

     

    I must tell you I give both Immanuel Tours and Mordi my highest recommendation – Donna and I had an amazing trip. The personal service, hotels, attention to detail and most of all the flexibility of Mordi (he learned I like frozen coffees – so there was always a stop somewhere) to change up the itinerary when timing/location deemed necessary.

    Now a special word about Mordi – his knowledge and passion for Israel is so evident in his spirit it is a joy to spend time with him. He has a great sense of humor (which I’m sure he needed with us) and loved sharing his Jewish faith and Israeli heritage during our unending questions.

    Yoav – a note of thanks for all your help with our pilgrimage – I know you did all the legwork for the sites, hotels and details. It was flawless and we appreciate all your hard work. You’re the best!

    Again, thank you Immanuel Tours – it was a life changing experience and you made it happen.

    Next year, in Jerusalem!

  • David Chavers

    Immanuel Tours provided very personalized service to us. Two of our group flew in from Egypt ahead of the others by about 8 hours. The two were settled into the hotel, picked up by car by Susan herself and driven to the airport to meet the rest of the incoming group and ride the bus back to the hotel as a group. No extra charge, ''just part of it'' they told us. There were six employees on hand to meet us at the airport to make sure everything went smoothly.

    I could continue, but this email cannot do justice to the service and accommodations Immanuel Tours provided us. I guess the strongest statement I can make is that we are returning with another group this coming year. The thought of using someone else has not even crossed our minds. These people took care of business, and became our friends in the process.