An article entitled “How Tel Aviv became the Vegan Capital of the World” appeared on the digital edition of British newspaper The Independent. The piece mentions vegetarian/vegan eateries Meshek Barzilay, Café Kaymak, Abu Hassan, Nanuchka, Orna and Ella, and Bana. It also cites that, with a population of eight million, Israel is the “largest vegan nation, per capita, in the world” and also notes the Israel Ministry of Tourism’s efforts to promote Israel as a “vegan nation.”

Irish entertainment, lifestyle and beauty title, Xposé, has featured Tel Aviv on its list of the “5 best places to travel as a vegan that you might not expect,” mentioning restaurants: Anastasia, The Green Cat and Zakaim.
Tel Aviv has appeared on the digital edition of Reader’s Digest, in an article on the top travel destinations for fall. The piece includes the city’s Bauhaus buildings, The Eretz Israel Museum and Beit Hatfutsot: Museum of the Jewish People, and properties Rothschild 71 and Cucu Hotel.
The British edition of the International Business Times posted an article outlining “The five best cities for LGBT travellers.” Tel Aviv appeared on the list for its nightlife, Pride week and “…favourite gay hangout Hilton Beach.”
Business, lifestyle and technology title Forbes has featured an article on eight trending locations for fall and winter travel. The findings were based on data from American Express’ internal bookings for the fall season, with Tel Aviv appearing second on the list and with a 148 percent increase on bookings from last year. The piece cites the city’s Bauhaus buildings, art galleries, museums, restaurants, local hummus eateries as its “major draw” and also identifies the gay scene as the “best in the Middle East.”

Lonely Planet‘s The Cities Book
Lonely Planet’s second edition of ‘The Cities Book’ has included Tel Aviv in its “Best for LGBT-friendly” travel section.


Israeli Cities on 100 Most Toured List
In a report published by Euromonitor International, Jerusalem placed number 67 and Tel Aviv number 78 out of the top 100 most toured cities in the world. The survey is based on tourist arrival numbers who stayed in a city for at least 24 hours. Within the Middle East and Africa category, Jerusalem placed number eight and Tel Aviv ranked ninth place.


Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
Jerusalem has appeared on Condé Nast Traveler‘s best cities in the world list, as voted by readers of the lifestyle magazine, as part of the Reader’s Choice Awards. In addition, the Waldorf Astoria placed number seven out of the top ten hotels in the Middle East.

Tel Aviv’s Imperial Craft Wins Award
Imperial Craft, a cocktail bar located in the Imperial Hotel, has been ranked within The World’s 50 Best Bars 2017, an annual list identifying the best international bars voted by over 500 global drinks experts. In addition, Imperial Craft received the “Best Bar in the Middle East” award.

Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards 2017
Israel has won the Best Heritage Destination award, for the second year running, at Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards 2017. Results were based upon a five month digital polling.

Image credit: Guy Yechiely