Bethlehem

Holy Land Olivewood is located in Bethlehem, a small city, located about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) south of Jerusalem, in the Holy Land. It has a population of approximately 25,000 people, and its economy is primarily tourist-driven, as it has an abundance of religious sites that are of significant importance to all of the monotheistic faiths.

The most notable sites are the Church of the Nativity, which is the birthplace of Jesus; the Milk Grotto, where Mary nursed the baby Jesus while in flight to Egypt; and Shepherd’s Field, where the Angel Gabriel visited the Three Kings. Thus, Christian pilgrims in particular, travel from all over the world to visit this holy city.

In fact, tourism is Bethlehem’s main industry. More than 20% of the working population is employed in the industry. Tourism accounts for approximately 65% of the city’s economy. The city has more than two million visitors every year.