Tourists generally come to Israel for the culture and food, its fine weather and beaches, not to mention its fascinating history stretching back to biblical times. More recently, a new sector of tourists is coming to Tel Aviv for something else – its vibrant gay scene.

Israel is considered one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world, while Tel Aviv has been hailed as the ultimate gay city.

Just a few days before Tel Aviv’s famous Pride Parade – this year expected to attract 120,000 revelers – journalist Viva Sarah Press talks to Mira Marcus, international press director at Tel Aviv Municipality, and travel consultant Russell Lord about the emerging gay travel market in Israel.


Photo courtesy of Tel Aviv Municipality


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