Red Sea resort city of Israel becomes magnet for tourists during pandemic
Known for its beaches and calm seas, the Israeli resort town of Eilat is the most desirable destination for domestic visitors in the summer of 2020, as traditional holiday destinations abroad have become almost impossible to enter since the COVID-19 outbr
Since the beginning of the summer, hundreds of thousands of Israelis have arrived at this southern resort on the Red Sea coast, as travel abroad requires 2 weeks of quarantine in a foreign country and another two weeks upon return.
According to Eilat Hotels Association, hotels in Eilat accommodated about 200,000 Israelis during July and the number is projected to be even higher in August.
The Eilat area, with its hotels, long coastline, mountains and vast desert, is one of the few places that give the opportunity to escape the restrictions of COVID-19, when concerts, theater and other cultural events are restricted.
According to Shihor-Aronson, many vacationers came to watch seasonal meteorite showers in the desert mountains surrounding the area.
The Israeli Tourism Ministry uses a dedicated budget to promote and improve tourist attractions in Eilat as well as help the local hotels.
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