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Business Travel View - Tel Aviv

by Walter 14. October 2009 18:27
Tel Aviv, the second largest city in Israel is its economic hub and financial center. The city has often been described as a ‘flourishing technological center’ for Tel Aviv has a booming high-tech industry which is an important and influential center for research and development. The city and its satellite towns of Herzliya and Petah Tikya are home to countless domestic startups as well as local and international venture capitalist firms and it is estimated that Israel has more publicly traded companies on the Nasdaq stock market than any other country outside North America. Further it is believed that these Israeli start-ups attract more venture capital funding than any country outside North America so much so that the city of Tel Aviv is often described as ‘Silicon Wadi.’ Tel Aviv’s high tech industry today contributes greatly to the country’s export sector and technologies developed here can be found in the products of various multi-national companies in the spheres of computers, information systems, medicine, optics, consumer goods and software.

Aside from being a technological hot spot, Tel Aviv is also an important financial center of the Middle East and the city is home to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) which is Israel’s only stock exchange. The TASE which has a listing of more than 600 publicly traded companies is located on a street called Ahad Ha’am which is situated within the environs of Tel Aviv’s ‘White City’. Tel Aviv’s White City was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 and it consists of a cluster of nearly 4000 Bauhaus or International Style buildings which were built in Tel Aviv in the 1930’s by German Jewish architects who immigrated to Tel Aviv in an effort to escape the Nazis.

In addition to finance and technology, Tel Aviv also has several other industries like chemical processing, textiles and food manufacturing. Moreover Tel Aviv is also located in close proximity to the city of Ramat Gan which hosts the world’s largest diamond exchange and functions as a Mecca for the global gem dealing community.

All this varied and bustling economic activity has firmly established Tel Aviv as an important center on the global business traveler’s map and this lively city receives a constant flow of business travelers all year long who access the city via its excellent Ben-Guiron International Airport. To meet the needs of these business travelers, Tel Aviv is equipped a wide variety of business hotels like the David Intercontinental, The Tel Aviv Hilton and The Sheraton City Tower

Tel Aviv is also known to be one of the most ‘connected’ cities of the Middle East and consequently most four star and five star hotels in the city are equipped with business lounges that offer several business essential services like free Wi-Fi, faxing and printing services, typing and basic translating services which are invaluable for the business traveler. Additionally Tel Aviv is also equipped with several free Wi-Fi hotspots which can be found at city parks, restaurants, shopping centers, gas stations and outlets of coffee shop chains like Arcaffè, Aroma, Coffee-To-Go and Ilan's.

However it’s not all work and no play in Tel Aviv as the city is renowned for its pulsating nightlife which is concentrated on its many lively bars and restaurants that line its beach front. Additionally the city is also equipped with theaters, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Tel Aviv Opera House and the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra all of which provide a welcome diversion for business travelers looking for a chance to unwind and relax after a day of hard negotiations.

If you need to travel to Tel Aviv on business, your journey from the US will almost always involve a long haul flight with a possible layover in Europe. The only way you can hope to cope with the resultant jet lag and the fatigue from such a journey is to travel in the business class cabin of a carrier that provides a connection to Tel Aviv. Business class tickets from the US to Tel Aviv can cost anywhere upwards of $3000 and if you need to travel to Tel Aviv often, these prohibitive costs can eat into your company’s annual travel budget quite rapidly.

However you can easily manage to procure cheap business class tickets for all your business class travel to Tel Aviv by availing of the highly cost effective and efficient services of a business class travel specialist, like the New York City based travel management company, Fare Buzz. Fare Buzz is a leading supplier of cheap business class flights. Through its contracts with over sixty domestic and international airlines it is able to procure cheap business class airfares to nearly every global destination. You can actually expect to have savings of nearly 70% when you book your company’s business class travel through Fare Buzz instead of regular channels. Moreover the travel desk at Fare Buzz is manned by knowledgeable and experienced personnel who are on hand seven days a week to help you with all the travel planning necessary for your journey to high- tech hotspot of Tel Aviv. Do call Business Class hotline at Fare Buzz, 1-800-847-1963 to procure the most competitive and affordable business travel deal to Tel Aviv today.

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