Pilgrims by the thousands are expected in the Holy Land as the year 2000 approaches, and these travelers will care little about which regions are controlled by Israel and which by Palestinians. This reality is helping forge cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian tourism officials who recognize the huge opportunity presented by the turn of the millennium. Efforts are being made to make travel in the region as efficient as possible despite ongoing political problems. Ministers from Egypt and Jordan have also been part of the discussion, and the Jordanian official recommended a regional visa that would clear tourists to enter Egypt, Israel, Jordan, or the areas administered by the Palestinian Authority. Whether this comes to pass remains to be seen.