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

NEW YORK – Sept. 8th, 2022/PRNewswire/ — In July and August 2018 the Israel Ministry of Tourism announced record numbers of visitors from America. The country welcomed 78,000 tourists from the United States in July 2022 that’s a 4 percent increase from the year before, and 71,000 total travelers from the United States in August 2022 that’s an increase of 13% from 2019. Eyal Carlin was the North American Tourism Commissioner. “It is exciting to see a new rise in tourism to Israel from the United States. Already reaching and surpassing our record-breaking figure in 2019,” he stated. “The United States is our top market for inbound tourism to Israel prior to the COVID-19 epidemic that was sweeping the world, we were celebrating record-breaking numbers of tourism entries month after month; We’re thrilled to witness such a positive shift and expect a continued increase in the coming many months and years to come.”

In line with the United States, Canada is also on track to exceed the number of tourists visiting Israel by 7,200 tourists in July 2022 , and 6,600 in August.

Gal Hana is the Consul and Director for Canada within the Israel Ministry of Tourism. “We are not far from our record for 2019, and we anticipate that the growth in travels to Israel will continue to grow because Canadians feel more confident about traveling internationally.”

In the year 2019, Israel welcomed more than 4.6 million tourists from around the world, 969,600 of them coming from the United States, and since the country’s official opening to all travelers regardless of the status of their vaccination in May this year, the country has already seen over 600,400 US visitors.

Information on the Israel Ministry of Tourism
The Israel Ministry of Tourism(IMOT) is Israel’s national tourism authority. It is accountable for promotions and marketing in order to position Israel as a preferred tourist destination. IMOT aims to increase the number of tourists visiting Israel to help Israel’s economyand improve and diversify the tourist experience. IMOT is a proponent of Israel’s amazing array of cultural, religious food, historic, and culinary tourist attractions that are each a wonderful blend of modernity and tradition. North America’s IMOT office locations are in New York, Los Angeles. Atlanta, Chicago, Chicago, Toronto, and Chicago. For more information about forthcoming events and activities you can visit the IMOT website at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to receive the latest information.