The tourism industry generates substantial economic benefits to the host country and its people. For many regions tourism is the most important source of welfare, especially for people of low social class. Increased international trade has affected the tourism sector, and more concretely the souvenir production and consumption, in many ways. Whereas in earlier times locally made souvenirs were genuine representations of sites and artistic work, now, more and more mass-produced, imported, cheap and inauthentic commercial objects are being sold. Local Express is a Jerusalem-based, online store that creates a platform for locally made, quality products that you might not find in the souvenir shops. All our products are made by local people, most of them pursuing a social mission.