2020 is going to be a huge year for tourism and new travel experiences in Israel. New hotels are opening, new experiences are launching, and new memories are waiting to be created. Let’s take a look at the year ahead for 2020’s new travel experiences in Israel.
New Hotels in Tel Aviv
New hotels continue to open in Israel to meet the growing number of tourists visiting. 2019 welcomed over 4.5 million visitors to Israel and 2020 is going to be a big year for the hotel industry. There are a number of fabulous hotels opening in Israel in 2020, including the luxurious Six Senses Shaharut which was named by CNN as one of the top 20 hotels to stay at in 2020. Talk about the ultimate dream vacation; dramatic views will greet you in the 58-suite and villa hotel nestled in the Arava Valley, south of the Negev Desert.
New Ways to Experience Northern Israel
Northern Israel is a really special part of the country. It offers travelers a plethora of activities along with Instagram-worthy scenery. Our Caesarea, Akko and Nazareth tour takes you to some of the best spots in northern Israel in one day. Explore King Herod’s ancient seaside city of Caesarea, the alleys and markets of the port city of Akko, and learn the history of Nazareth, Jesus’ childhood home.
New Niche Experiences
Enjoy our niche experiences, cultivated with the modern-day traveler in mind. Join the Negev Night Sky Tour, a two-hour experience led by an experienced astronomer who will take you to Mitzpe Ramon, to observe the sky and marvel at the stars and constellations while learning about biblical events. Wine aficionados will enjoy sampling some of Israel’s best wines on a half-day or full-day wine tour.
New Ways to Fly to Israel
As the number of tourists visiting Israel increases, airlines are adding in more flight routes to Israel to both Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv and to Ramon Airport near Eilat. Those living in the land down under will now be able to take advantage of direct flights from Australia in April 2020. The private VIP Fattal Terminal recently opened at Ben Gurion Airport to service VIP flyers looking for a hassle-free way to fly in and out of Israel.
New Ways to Sleep in Wadi RUm
Have you always wanted to sleep on Mars? Well, we can’t take you to outer space, but we can get you pretty close with glamping in the Wadi Rum desert. Camping out in the middle of the magical desert in dome-style tents will have you feeling like you’re in space. Some tents are even equipped with transparent roofs so you can stargaze right from your bed. This experience will take your trip to a whole other level.
New Restaurants in Israel
There is no debate, Israel is a culinary destination serving some of the freshest and 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 Israel in 2020, the Best Restaurants in Tel Aviv in 2020 and the Best Restaurants in Jerusalem in 2020.
New pedestrian-only roads
The Levinsky Market recently underwent a huge transformation when it closed a big part of Levinsky street off to pedestrians only and set up many seating areas for the public. The area has some of the best food in all of Tel Aviv and a visit is highly recommended.
Last year saw many great concerts in Israel and 2020 is sure to live up to the expectations of an awesome new decade. A number of huge international stars are set to make their debut performances in Israel, like Celine Dion and Lionel Richie. Check out the Israel Events page for upcoming concerts and events including festivals and marathons. And don’t miss out on Gay Pride which will be happening in June 2020 in Tel Aviv. 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 Tel Aviv Gay Pride Touring Package to make the most out of the festivities in the city.
Public Transportation on Shabbat
Tel Aviv recently made headlines when they announced the start of a few public bus lines on Shabbat a move which until now has been unprecedented in Israel. This past year, Tel Aviv also saw the introduction of many scooters to make getting around the city a lot easier and is a great method of transportation for Shabbat.