Neve Paritzki Israel celebrates record-breaking tourist entry Indicators from the United States

NEW YORK – Sept. 8 2022, /PRNewswire/- Today the Israel Ministry of Tourism announced record-breaking numbers of tourists from the United States who visited Israel in July and August. The country welcomed 78,000 Americans during July 2022. It was a four percent increase over the year before, while 71,000 American tourists visited Israel in August 2022. “It is so thrilling to witness a new increase in tourism to Israel from the United States, already reaching and surpassing our record-breaking numbers for the year 2019.” stated Eyal Carlin, Tourism Commissioner for North America. “The United States is our top market for inbound tourism to Israel and prior to the COVID-19 epidemic was announced, we had record-breaking tourist numbers each month. We’re extremely pleased to witness this positive change and anticipate a steady increase in the coming many months and years to follow.”

Canada is on track to beat Israel’s tourism arrivals, with 7,200 tourists visiting Israel in July 2022 and 6,600 in August.

“It is thrilling to see how tourism from Canada to Israel is booming,” said Gal Hana, Consul and Director for Canada of the Israel Ministry of Tourism. “We are not far from our record 2019 and we are anticipating that the increase in travel to Israel will continue to grow because Canadians feel more confident about traveling across the globe.” Israel welcomed more than 4.6million tourists in 2019, of which 969,600 were from the United States. Since May when the country was is now open to all tourists regardless of vaccination status, more than 600,000.400 US visitors have visited Israel.

Information on the Israel Ministry of Tourism
The Israel Ministry of Tourism is Israel’s tourism authority. It develops and executes marketing and promotional activities to create Israel the top destination for tourists. IMOT aims to increase tourism traffic to contribute to Israel’s economyand improve and diversify the tourist experience. IMOT promotes Israel’s remarkable variety of cultural, historical, tourist attractions, culinary and religious which are all a delightful combination of tradition and modernity. IMOT office locations in North America are located in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, and Toronto. For information on the upcoming events and attractions that are scheduled in Israel, please visit IMOT’s site at Get the latest updates through our social media channels on Twitter or Instagram.