August 20, 2018

Israeli Hotels Full for Succoth; Flights Fully Booked

Tel Aviv…Weeks before the upcoming Succoth holiday (eve of September 23rd through September 25th), most large Israeli hotels are nearly fully booked. Tourism officials expect a record number of tourists this holiday season. Travel agents also report record bookings with airlines like Turkish Air, Lot, and Aeroflot cashing in on their connecting flights from North America to Tel Aviv. El Al, Israel Airlines which recently added a 6thnew Boeing 787 Dreamliner has added several flights with American carriers Delta and United being fully booked. A growing phenomenon is the trend towards private apartment rentals, including through Airbnb. Travel sources say that the early holidays is contributing to the sharp rise of vacationers in Israel this holiday season.