The first souvenir store owned by the Lama family in Bethlehem got inaugurated in the 1970’s by Mr. George Lama. Later on, his four sons took it over and established a larger souvenir shop on the main road leading to the Nativity Church. Within few years, it became one of the largest souvenir stores in town and an important part of Bethlehem’s economy as it provides jobs to many Bethlehemite families.
In February 2008, Edward Lama, George’s second eldest son, decided to establish his own family business and opened his 340 square meter meticulously designed store called “Edward Lama Souvenirs” located at the entrance of Bethlehem. He is running the business along with his four beautiful university graduate children and loving wife.
- Facilitate the logistics of group visits into Bethlehem that includes transportation by buses, parking and local guide arrangements.
- Facilitate the logistics of VIP visits into Bethlehem that includes transportation by 7 and 11 seat vans and local guide arrangements. VIP guests are also served with complimentary light refreshments.
- Arrange for special events such as private masses at local churches or meetings according to the needs.
Free shuttle service from the checkpoint and hotels in Bethlehem and Jerusalem to our location.
- Offer store visitors with a brief presentation on the products in the shop. This presentation is provided in the groups’ own language along with a welcome drink upon arrival.
is at the heart of what we do as it has enabled us to excel in providing quality customer service to tourists and travel professionals from different backgrounds. We thrive on change and have built a culture that enables us to remain at the forefront of the market we serve, often working closely with our direct and indirect customers.
of our team lies in its multi-cultural composition as we have employees coming from as far as Brazil, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. In particular, we are very proud of our tour guides as they not only offer our visitors with assistance, information and historical interpretation but they also provide tourists with a great insight into local culture and traditions.
THE FIRST SOUVENIR
store owned by the Lama family in Bethlehem got inaugurated in the 1970’s by Mr. George Lama. Later on, his four sons took it over and established a larger souvenir shop on the main road leading to the Nativity Church. Within few years, it became one of the largest souvenir stores in town and an important part of Bethlehem’s economy as it provides jobs to many Bethlehem families.
is to provide customers with unique high-quality merchandise from the Holy land at affordable prices and an exceptional customer service in a visibly relaxing and engaging shopping environment.
consists of high experienced professionals, salespersons and tour guides representing our most valuable resource and is the main reason of our success. Most of our staff is able to provide services in nine different languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, French, Russian, Arabic and Hebrew.
knows no borders and that is exactly why we are eager to expand our customer network. We are always open for the beginning of new partner relations and gladly welcome individual tourists, travel agencies, travel agents & group leaders who are interested in organizing tours in Bethlehem and visiting our store to contact us.