2019 is sure to be an exciting year for tourism in Israel! New hotels are opening, new experiences launching, and new memories are waiting to be created. Let’s take a look at the year ahead for 2019’s new travel experiences in Israel.
New Boutique Hotels in Tel Aviv
More and more boutique hotels continue to appear in Tel Aviv, offering customized and unique guest experiences for visitors. Many boutique hotels in Tel Aviv are found in historic buildings that been restored, such as the new Drisco Hotel built in a restored building that was once a hotel in the Ottoman Era that maintains the historic charm with delicate modern touches. The Vera Hotel, built in a 1950s building also offers historic details and vintage touches along with the modern industrial decor. Check out the to learn more about the many boutique hotel options in the White City.
New Ways to Visit Petra
One of the Seven Wonders of the World Petra is a must on any travelers bucket list. Easily accessible from Israel more and more tourists are taking advantage of the opportunity to visit this amazing site. Traditionally most tours have departed from Eilat, but now there are tours leaving to Petra from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, with options available to satisfy basically every itinerary, so whether you have one, two, three or four days to spend exploring, there’s a tour for you! Check out tours to Petra for more details.
New Israel Experiences in 2019
Eurovision in Israel in 2019
After the impressive win from Israeli singer Netta in last year’s Eurovision with her hit “Not our Toy”, Tel Aviv has been announced as the city to host the vibrant song contest. The Eurovision contest first Semi-Final will take place on May 14, 2019, while the second Semi-Final will take place on May 16, 2019. The Grand Final is scheduled for May 18, 2019.
Gay Pride in Tel Aviv 2019
In June 2019, Gay Pride in Tel Aviv will be a memorable event. Each year the event garners more and more tourists who visit Israel for a week-long series of events and parties, including the Gay Pride Parade. Check out the Gay Pride Touring Package to make the most out of the festivities in the city.
New Urban Tour in Tel Aviv
As more and more travelers are interested in touring Tel Aviv, we are excited to offer the Urban Tel Aviv Tour a combination of architecture, street art, and food. The comprehensive walking tour explores the many Bauhaus buildings situated throughout the White City and a stroll through the famous Carmel Market with food samples of authentic flavors. The tour also included an exploration of the street art found in the Southern part of the city, taking a look into the graffiti and street art found throughout the neighbor and a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the works of art and discovering Tel Aviv on a walking trip is a great experience.
New Restaurants in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
There is no debate, Israel is a culinary destination serving some of the freshest most innovative food in the Middle East. From traditional and authentic flavors to creative and unusual combinations, restaurants in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are pushing the boundaries from street food to fine dining. Check out the Best Restaurants in Tel Aviv in 2019 and the Best Restaurants in Jerusalem in 2019.
New Flights to Israel
El Al will launch new flights to and from Las Vegas in 2019 and Virgin Airlines has announced new flights from London in time for the Eurovision contest in Tel Aviv. With new flights, appearing and more airlines offering direct options, getting to Israel has never been easier! Check out our flight updates page to learn more.
New Airport in Eilat
The Ramon Airport in the southern city of Eilat is finally set to open in early 2019. The airport is located in the Timna Valley, and more than it’s stunning surroundings, the design, and architecture of the building is set to be one of the most beautiful airports. The new airport will have a great impact on tourism in the region, intended to replace Eilat Airport found in the city center. The new Ramon Airport will facilitate domestic flights from Tel Aviv and Haifa, as well as nearby Ovda Airport, which handles low-cost and charter flights in the winter months from Europe.
Last year saw many great concerts in Israel and 2019 will be no different. Check out the Israel Events page for upcoming concerts and events in Israel to find out the latest happenings. Comedy, art, dance, music, festivals and much more, there is always something happening.
New ways to get around Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is a very bikeable city and with bike options like Tel-o-fun and the newly launched Mobike there it is easier than ever to enjoy Tel Aviv by bike. Also new in Tel Aviv, the introduction of. Bird scooters are part of an electric scooter rental service that is easy to use. Getting around Tel Aviv has never been so fun an easy, perfect to ride along the beaches or when checking things off the Tel Aviv bucket list.
New Mall in Tel Aviv
With the opening of the Sarona Market in 2015, the entire area surrounding the market has become revitalized. The new TLV Fashion Mall opened just a few steps across from Sarona on Ha’Hashmoniam Street. Bringing big fashion names to Tel Aviv, this upscale mall offers free parking, great dining options and some of the best shopping in the city. The brand COS opened its first store in Israel in the TLV Fashion Mall, and American store Anthropologie is set to open their first store in Tel Aviv in 2019.
New Business in Israel
Known as start-up nation, it is no wonder more businesses are opening in Israel. For those travelers visiting Israel on business, check out the best business hotels in Tel Aviv. When conducting business in Israel, it is good to learn about doing business in Israel and understanding Israeli customs and the way to make the most out of a business trip in Tel Aviv.
New Vegan Trends
Now more than ever, veganism is trending in Israel, putting Tel Aviv on the map as on the world’s most vegan-friendly cities. Vegan tourism is on the rise, with more vegan travelers planning their trips specifically around the vegan-friendly city. Check out the best vegan food in Tel Aviv and our vegan food tour. For those with gluten allergies or celiac, Tel Aviv has also become very friendly serving plenty of gluten-free options.
New ways to give back
Tourist Israel is proud to support the Neve Michael Children’s Center located in Pardes Hanna. For those travelers eager to volunteer or work directly with children in a meaningful way, Neve Michael is a wonderful initiative.