he summit was initiated by the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Tourism, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Jerusalem Development Authority in cooperation with the Hebrew University and the Jerusalem International Convention Center. “There is no one more earning than him to receive the Lifetime Achievement award,” Israel’s Minister of Tourism Uzi Landau said.
The award-givers highlighted that Sheldon Adelson is “the head of an empire attracting close to a billion tourists a year,” and they praised him for investing “over 30 billion dollars in tourism projects across the globe.” They went on to say that he “has changed tourism in three continents.”
Breaking Travel News, a leading online resource for travel industry executives, also commented on the award: “Adelson’s career spans more than six decades and includes the creation of over 50 different companies, including the Las Vegas Sands Corporation and the COMDEX tradeshow for the computer industry…. In Las Vegas, Adelson is widely credited for helping transform the city from a gaming-centric regional location into the leading convention and exhibition city in the United States.”