THE BRIGHT SUNLIGHT that illuminates Tel Aviv’s shimmering surface also reveals a city driven by inventiveness and potential. Comparable in scale to Silicon Valley with regard to technology development, Tel Aviv boasts one of the most robust tech industries in the world — acting as an incubator for startups nurtured by the country’s government with perks that include no commissions or fees coupled with strategic opportunities for strengthening the core Israeli economy.
Awareness about fair and sustainable travel continues to grow around the globe, with travelers everywhere considering a destination’s eco-friendly options before visiting. As public consciousness for this important aspect of tourism strengthens, tourists also look beyond just ecotourism and delve deeper into types of travel that allow them to respect the local culture, interact with locals and distribute benefits fairly.
Nicknamed “the city that never sleeps,” Tel Aviv was the first modern metropolis Israel built in 1909, as a spillover to the ancient port of Jaffa. Perched on the Mediterranean coast just 37 miles northwest of Jerusalem, modern Tel Aviv pulses with youthful, creative energy. Beyond its sophisticated architecture, vibrant beach scene, rich arts culture and happening nightlife, it offers excellent shopping and incredibly good food, both cutting-edge and traditional.