What every business traveler should know when visiting Israel
If you work in the tech world you may find yourself heading to Israel for a business trip.
Israel’s tech industry is booming and most of the huge tech companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Intel have big operations there. Plus, investors love it. So do tech companies looking to acquire startups.
Israel is also known as a major worldwide tourist destination for vacations.
But a typical business trip isn’t the same as a vacation. You don’t have the same amount of time and freedom to spend on sightseeing, and you may have had days, not months, to plan your trip.
We recently took a business trip to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to meet with some the nation’s hottest startups.
And we compiled this list of tips of how to sneak in some last-minute sightseeing, and other oddities you need to know when traveling to Israel.
Since the heart of Israel’s startup scene is in Tel Aviv, your trip can easily include some time on the beach, swimming in the warm waters of the Mediterranean sea.
You don’t need to bring your own chair or umbrella. You can rent them on the beach. Just plunk yourself down and these guys in bright pink shirts will come by to collect. It costs about 30 shekels, or about $ 10.
You’ll probably want to book your hotel near Rothschild Blvd, the heart of Tel Aviv’s startup scene. There are tons of great cafes there. You can also find hotels that are west of Rothschild, walking distance to both Rothschild and the beach. Tel Aviv is home to 52 hotels as well as Airbnb. It serves 1 million visitors a year.
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