May 25, 2021

Israeli Hoteliers Set Succoth as Target Date for Return of Overseas Guests

Jerusalem…Israeli hotels are hoping that the holiday of Succoth (eve of September 20th) will see the return of tourists from abroad, namely from the US. Only days after a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel was announced, some of the hotels were accepting reservations from overseas for Succoth, traditionally a lucrative season for Israeli hotels. They are still uncertain what the mandated protocols will be at the time such as will they be forced to accept reservations from vaccinated guests only. Much depends on the state of international travel in general which will dictate whether traditional venues for Succoth in Israel and Europe will be open for business. Israel is anxious to reopen for international travelers as soon as possible. The three major American carriers, Delta, United and American, have resumed flights from North America to Tel Aviv. American, which is the latest US airline to operate non-stop service hopes to introduce regular flights from New York, Miami, and Dallas.