6 of Israel’s Coolest Travel Innovations

By Deena Levenstein

Like most things in the world, the travel industry is becoming progressively more hi tech. Some of Israel’s travel innovations aim to take tourism to the next level, helping alleviate stresses and opening up new options while traveling. Here are a few of the really cool ones:

For flight

With Shopnfly you get to do your duty free shopping at all your destinations before ever leaving the house. And speaking of flying, do you have a sneaking suspicion that you have air miles lost forever in the abyss? SuperFly tracks missing frequent flyer miles and loyalty points from airlines, car rentals and hotels, allowing you to take advantage of that which is coming to you.

For hospitality

Travel is not necessarily a cheap venture, and for many of us that is a given. But the frustration begins when we spend money on something we don’t end up using. Via Roomer, if you book a hotel room you aren’t able to use in the end, you can sell it to another traveler who is looking for a room in the same hotel.

For food

Have you ever thought that it’s a shame you can’t tap more into the local culture of the place you’re visiting? EatWith gives you the opportunity to get hosted for a meal by locals, giving you the opportunity to meet people and try homemade delicacies.

For travel information

TripAdvisor is a rich resource for reviews on everything from hotels to restaurants around the world, written by real people, but Traveloo takes it a step further, creating a platform to share travel tips among friends on the go.

For sites

With a good tour guide you get a picture drawn of the places you visit. Now imagine alongside that being able to literally see historical sites as they once were? The Architip app shows you historical sites in all their former glory.

See Vimeo video

By the way, this entire video was filmed in Israel. Do you recognize any of the places?

Travel of the future is here

Travel is becoming more and more hi tech, making it a smoother and easier experience in every way. Even Touring Israel is soon coming out with an announcement in this regard – stay tuned!

Meanwhile, tell us: What is your favorite travel innovation?

See more innovations here and here.


Deena Levenstein

Deena Levenstein is a writer and social-cultural entrepreneur in Jerusalem. She creates and hosts events and runs "Things to do in Jerusalem," a Facebook group of handpicked cultural events in the city. In her spare time she blogs at

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