For the first time, the dynamic mediterranean city to host the eurovision song contest. Two times in the past, Israel has arranged schlagerfinalen, 1979 and 1999, but then it has been in Jerusalem.
Tel Aviv has become an increasingly popular destination for europeans. Now want to turistmyndigheterna show that the city is also an option for major trade fairs and international events. This is where the international music festival comes into the picture. Between 20,000 and 30,000 schlagernördar expected to be in Tel Aviv on 14-18 may.
if that Tel Aviv will rise to the challenge. The daily newspaper Haaretz, the other day sued by the mode in Tel Aviv before schlagerjippot, gave his readers a short and pithy piece of advice: ”If you want a quiet and relaxing holiday in the middle of may - stay away from Tel Aviv!”
It is not about the bojkottkampanj as Palestinagrupper drawn in time. No, the author refers to the city of 11,000 hotel beds will not suffice if the number of visitors corresponds with the forecast. Not even about 6.000 private room is included in the calculation of all the visiting music enthusiasts.
the City's schlagergeneral Eytan Schwarz had plans to charter a couple of big cruise ships that would stay in the port city during the festival. But the idea fell on to the waters outside of Tel Aviv is too shallow, boats were forced to anchor far out on the roads.
Arrangörsstaben has now decided that in all haste to erect a campingstad in connection to the exhibition grounds Expo, where the final shall take place. The building contractor, who has not yet put a spade in the ground, has pledged to three categories of campingmöjligheter: ”base” which means a piece of cake to beat up his own tent, ”medium” where it is possible to rent tents, and ”luxury”, which offers caravans with shower and air conditioning.
concern is transport. The public transport in the Tel Aviv stands still during the sabbath on Friday and Saturday, which happens to coincide with schlagergalans highlights. A large number of buses that go non-stop between the stadium and the downtown entertainment district shall therefore be rented out.
In his agony, the organizers have turned to the previous years, the organisers of the schlagerfinalen for advice and guidance. It is heartwarming to read that Eytan Schwartz and his staff, in particular, commend those responsible for the 2016 competition, which went to Stockholm.
" They have been very accommodating to us and said: ”let the visitors enjoy the town,” said Eytan Schwartz to Haaretz.
maybe It will be good here in any case, Tel Aviv. With a little help from his friends in Stockholm.