Weeks before Sukkos (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.