Neve Paritzki Israel Celebrates Record-Breaking Tourism Entry Numbers from the United States

NEW YORK – Sept. 8th, 2022 /PRNewswirein July and August of 2018, the Israel Ministry of Tourism announced record numbers of tourists arriving from America. The country welcomed 78,000 visitors from the United States for July 2022. This is a four% rise over 2019, and 71,000 visitors from the United States for August 2022. This represents an increase of 13% from 2019.

Eyal Carlin (North American Tourism Commissioner) stated that it was thrilling to witness an increase in tourism to Israel coming from the United States. Already surpassing the record-breaking numbers of 2019 he stated. “The United States is our top market for Israel’s inbound tourism. Before the COVID-19 pandemic we had record numbers of Israeli tourists entering Israel every month. We are thrilled to witness this positive change, and we anticipate it to continue throughout the months and years to come.”

Canada which isn’t too far from that of the United States of America, is set to beat the number of tourists visiting Israel. It had 7,200 visitors in the month of July 2022 as well as 6,000 August.

Gal Hana is the Consul and Director for Canada in the Israel Ministry of Tourism. “We aren’t too far from our record 2019 numbers and we anticipate that this growth in tourism to Israel will further increase as Canadians continue to feel more comfortable traveling internationally.”

Israel welcomed over 4.6 million visitors in the year 2019. 969,600 were of the United States. The country’s official reopening to all travelers in May has seen more than 600,000.

Information on the Israel Ministry of Tourism
The Israel Ministry of Tourism(IMOT) is Israel’s national tourism organization. It is responsible for marketing and promotional initiatives in order to position Israel as a popular tourist destination. IMOT strives to in promoting Israel as a destination for tourists and boost the economy. IMOT promotes Israel’s incredible array of cultural, religious food, historic, and culinary tourist attractions that are each a wonderful combination of tradition and modernity. The IMOT offices for North America are in New York City, Los Angeles and Atlanta.

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