WITH CITIES OLD ENOUGH to appear in the Bible and ancient ports connected to classical myths, Israel is a storied land that doesn’t often inspire thoughts of modernity and progress, but its second-largest city should. Though not the capital, Tel Aviv (officially, Tel Aviv-Yafo) is Israel’s economic hub, and its dominance in the technological and creative industries drives traffic to the city in droves. It’s the No. 1 destination for immigration in Israel and has been for the past five years.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
WHEN MOUNT ERCIYES POURED lava over central Turkey thousands of years ago, the volcanic ash formed a surreal, lunar- like landscape consisting of cone-shaped fairy chimneys and layers of soft volcanic rock called tufa. Early Christians found the pervious terrain ideal for escaping persecution by Romans and Arabs. When wet, the tufa could be easily carved like soap to make caves out of the pinnacles and even underground cities descending hundreds of feet below the surface.