About Us

Hi there! We’re happy to see you’re interested in our work.

We’re Travel Israel by Travelkosh, a new travel startup aiming to promote Israel and its unique experiences around the world, while connecting local people and businesses to travelers. Our mission is to provide everything a traveler might need under one roof – local travel advice, activities, accommodations and much more.

Meet the Founders:

Deepak Jain – Based in Bangalore, India

Founder of Travelkosh, with a passion to learn and grow. Before entering the travel industry, Deepak was Executive Director at Goldman Sachs. He decided to leave his job in favor of helping people travel the world.

Lior Connelly – Based in Jerusalem, Israel

An Israeli tour guide and founder of backpackisrael.com, a blog for people who want to travel Israel on a budget. Lior has been part of the Travelkosh team since November 2017.

Our History:

Deepak began Travelkosh by creating travel apps for India, but decided to expand to other locations and chose Israel. In November 2017, Deepak contacted Lior via her website, Backpack Israel. He asked her if she would be willing to help create a travel app for Israel, and she said yes. About half a year later, in April 2018, the first version of Travel Israel app was launched.

Our Team:

Our team is made of like-minded people who want to make the world a better place through travel. We come from different cultures, different places and different backgrounds, but we all share the passion to explore the world and help people explore it too.

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