The American business magazine Forbes last week ranked Tel Aviv among the 20 best destinations to travel in 2020.
"Ancient history and modern living meet in this bustling beach city along Israel’s Mediterranean coast," said the article, highlighting the new luxury Setai Hotel in Jaffa and the Bauhaus architecture that comprises Tel Aviv's White City, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
"While no day in this urban hot spot would be complete without a few hours on the golden sands (check into The Setai, Tel Aviv for a front-row seat to sea), you’ll also want to make time for the newly opened White City Center," the magazine wrote.
"Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus architecture movement, the museum spotlights the city’s unique look—the UNESCO-designated White City zone is home to more than 4,000 Bauhaus-style buildings, the largest such collection in the world," said the article.
Bauhaus is an architectural movement based on the teachings of the eponymous early 20th-century modernist German school of architecture and design. It is noted for its use of rectilinear forms, plain unadorned surfaces, and techniques and materials associated with industrial production.
According to the Tel Aviv municipality, the city welcomed over 1.5 million visitors from Israel and all over the world in 2018.
Tel Aviv was also ranked third on the Wall Street Journal's list of sites to visit in 2019, mentioning Jaffa's old city, as well as cafes and restaurants and various galleries and hotels.
Another Israeli entry on a prestigious travel list this year is the ancient port city of Caesarea, which was ranked number twelve on American travel magazine Travel + Leisure's list of sites to visit in 2020, highlighting the new King Herod Visitor’s Center, the seaside Helena Restaurant, the Old Caesarea Diving Center and the newly renovated Dan Caesarea Hotel.
First published: 22:06 , 12.17.19