With the borders closed to international travel as a result of the pandemic, Israel has spent the last year improving its infrastructure, ready to welcome back tourists in the best way possible as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted, says TravelDaily.

With a range of new hotels, exciting projects, attractions and updates to historical sites, discover why Israel is bound to be at the top of travel wish lists as soon as travel returns.

New hotel openings

There are a number of exciting new hotel openings in Israel ready to welcome back tourists, including the Six Senses Shaharut hotel which will officially open in the Arava Valley of the Negev Desert. This exquisite hotel features 58 luxurious and sustainable suites and villas, boasting gorgeous views of the desert. This resort is bound to be at the top of the list for many travellers, with an Earth Lab, camel stables, spa, and an authentic Bedouin dining experience, as well as off-roading, mountain climbing, mountain biking, rappelling, and so much more to explore.

For city travellers, Soho House is due to open up in Tel Aviv in the spring of 2021 in the historic Jaffa neighbourhood. With 24 bedrooms, terrace, and outdoor pool, tourists can enjoy a small, boutique experience from a renowned hotel chain with locations around the world.

Tower of David renovation

The Tower of David is just one of the many sites of interest that is being renovated and upgraded while tourists have been away. The complex is undergoing a multi-million-dollar renewal and conservation project, which will be the first time that the iconic citadel, the symbol of Jerusalem, will undergo massive conservation treatment in close to fifty years. The ancient citadel, built to defend the city, is for the first time going to become accessible with elevators and ramps.

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