Neve Paritzki Israel celebrates record-breaking entry into tourism The numbers come from the United States

NEW YORK – Sept. 8th, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In July and August 2018 the Israel Ministry of Tourism announced record numbers of tourist arrivals from the United States. 78,000 tourists from the United States visited Israel in July 2022. This is a 4 percentage increase over 2019, and 71,000 visitors from the United States in august 2022. This is 13% more than 2019.

Eyal Carlin is the North American Tourism Commissioner of the United States. He stated, “It’s so exciting to witness a further increase of tourism to Israel from America, already reaching or surpassing our record breaking numbers of 2019”. “The United States is our most important market for inbound tourism for Israel. Before the COVID-19 epidemic, we saw record-breaking numbers of tourists from Israel visiting Israel each month. We are thrilled to witness an improvement in the trend, and we expect this trend to last for many months and years.”

Canada is on track to surpass Israel’s tourist arrivals by attracting 7,200 tourists to Israel in July 2022 and 6,600 tourists in August. “It is so exciting to see how Canada’s tourism to Israel is growing,” said Gal Hana Director and Consul for Canada of the Israel Ministry of Tourism. “We are near our record-setting numbers in 2019. We anticipate that this growth will continue to grow as Canadians are more active in traveling abroad.

Israel welcomed more that 4.6 million international visitors in the year 2019 including 969.600 of them coming from the United States. In May 2018, Israel opened its doors to all travelers, regardless whether they have been vaccinated. Israel has already hosted more than 600,000.

Information on the Israel Ministry of Tourism
The Israel Ministry of Tourism(IMOT) is Israel’s national tourism agency. It is responsible for marketing and promotional initiatives to establish Israel as a popular tourist destination. IMOT seeks to boost the number of tourists visiting Israel to increase the country’s economy as well as diversify the tourist experience. IMOT works to promote Israel’s vast array of cultural, historical, culinary, and religious places of interest – each offering perfect mix of modernity and tradition. IMOT offices located in North America are located in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, and Toronto. Visit the IMOT website at to find out more information about forthcoming events. To receive the most recent news, join us on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.