Following the expected arrival of about 20,000 tourists from around the world who will flood Tel Aviv to see the Eurovision up and close, the city of Tel Aviv has decided to advance the White Night events to be held closer to the dates of the competition.
Unlike in previous years when foreign residents have flooded the city streets in honor of the White Night events annually held in June, this year, the anticipated evening will be happening in May. Due to the proximity of the Eurovision (two days), expected tourists from all over Europe will be able to enjoy both of the festivities.
With the announcement of the decision, the municipality decided to update the events of the competition to be held in Tel Aviv due to Neta Barzilai's grand win. "Toward the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, we plan to make Tel Aviv-Yafo the largest Eurovision city in the world," say the municipality. According to data from cities that hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in the past, it is expected that about 20,000 tourists will arrive, which will probably gain around NIS 100 million to the city treasury.
As part of the competition, the municipality will hold a number of major events:
Mayor Ron Huldai, who just won another term as mayor, says: "I promise the residents of the city, the Israeli public and the tourists that they will enjoy an extraordinary experience and two weeks of non-stop celebrations, as our city knows how to provide."