• Palestine Investment Conference – Bethlehem 2010: The Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities in cooperation with EDIP / Carana hired ABS to prepare and present the tourism sector presentation during the tourism session at the PIC 2010. The presentation and report which covered an overview of the industry as well as geographic based description of the various investment opportunities in tourism was prepared in close coordination with the various private sector association as well as representatives from the Office of the Quartet.
  • Pilgrimage for Transformation, Chavanne, Switzerland: In May 2010, the Alternative Tourism Group (ATG) in cooperation with the World Council of Churches(WCC), the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF), Ecumenical Coalition on Tourism (ECOT) and the Kairos Palestine, held a three day conference on “Pilgrimage for Transformation”. ABS tourism was hired to participate and prepare an in depth presentation on the tourism to the holy land, mapping of visitors and identifying means to promote the initiative locally and internationally.
  • The Portland Trust: ABS was hired to conduct a detailed study on the domestic tourism market in Palestine. The study was intended to review the untapped potential of domestic tourism and to put in place a recommendation and blueprints for a National Domestic Tourism Strategy.
  • Office of the Quartet Representative, Tony Blair: ABS was hired by the Quartet for a four month period to work with the tourism stakeholders on potential joint Israeli, Palestinian promotional activities. The scope of work also included a comprehensive review and analysis of the effect of the recent opening of the Jalameh Crossing in the North West Bank especially as it related to promoting and reviving tourism to the North. The study examined the potential of reviving ancient religious and cultural routes such as the Abraham Path and the Nativity Route.
  • CHF: ABS together with its strategy partner Diyafa HMC, were hired by CHF to provide consultancy services “ Sub-sector Studies to Facilitate Access to Finance”. The aim of the study was provide loan officer in the Banks with the key guidelines and industry benchmarks in order to review and better understand loan applications and feasibilities from the hospitality sector across Palestine.
    The work included a comprehensive survey of hotels, industry analysis and the creation of a hand-on application for loan officers and Banks to use in their due diligence work.