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

NEW YORK – Sept. 8th, 2022/PRNewswirein July and August 2018, the Israel Ministry of Tourism reported record numbers of tourist arrivals from the United States. Israel welcomed 78,000 tourists from the United States in July 2022 which is an increase of 4% from 2019, and 71,000 total travelers from the United States in August 2022 that’s an increase of 13% from 2019. Eyal Carlin from North America was the Tourism Commissioner. “The United States is the most popular destination for Israel inbound tourism. Actually, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were celebrating record-breaking numbers of tourists entering the country every month. It’s a fantastic positive change that we are very happy about and anticipate an upward trajectory for months to be.” Canada is in the process, like the United States, to surpass its tourist arrivals into Israel. In July 2022 Canada had 7,200 visitors while August saw 6,600.

Gal Hana, Consul for Canada and Director of the Israel Ministry of Tourism declared that “it’s so exciting to witness the way that tourism in Canada is booming.” We are close to our record-setting numbers for the year 2019, and we are anticipating that this increase in travel to Israel will continue as Canadians are more comfortable at home in Israel.

Israel welcomed more tourists from all over the world in 2019 than any other country. 969 600 of them were American. Israel’s official reopening for all travelers was May 2018. Israel has welcomed over 600,400 US travellers since that time.

About the Israel Ministry of Tourism
The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) is the country’s tourism agency responsible for planning and implementing marketing and promotional initiatives to promote Israel as a preferred destination for travel. IMOT seeks to boost tourism traffic in order to boost the economy of Israel and also diversify and enhance visitors’ experience. IMOT highlights Israel’s vast variety of religious, cultural food, historic, and culinary attractions – each a perfect combination of tradition and modernity. North America’s IMOT offices are located in New York, Los Angeles. Atlanta, Chicago, Chicago, Toronto, and Chicago.

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