Neve Paritzki Israel celebrates record-breaking tourist entry Numbers From the United States

NEW YORK – Sep. 8 2022 /PRNewswire/- The Israel Ministry of Tourism today announced new records for tourist arrivals in Israel from the United States in July and august. Israel received 78,000 visitors from the United States during July 2022 which is an increase of 4% over 2019 and 71,000 tourists from the United States during August 2022. This is a 13% increase over 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 the United States, and already reaching or surpassing our record-breaking numbers for 2019”. “The United States is our top market for Israel’s inbound tourism. Before the COVID-19 pandemic we saw record-breaking numbers of Israeli tourists entering Israel each month. We are extremely happy to witness such a positive shift, and we anticipate it to continue for a long time.”

Canada is home to 7,200 visitors in July 2022 and 6,000 in August, isn’t far behind the United States.

Gal Hana (Consul and Director for Canada, Israel Ministry of Tourism) stated that “it is so exciting to observe how Canada’s travel to Israel is booming.” “We are not far from our record in 2019 and we expect that the growth in travels to Israel will continue to increase because Canadians feel more confident traveling abroad.”

Israel received more than 4.6 million international visitors in 2019 and this included 969.600 being from the United States. In May 2018, Israel opened its doors to all visitors, regardless if they are vaccinated. The country has already hosted over 600,000.

Information about the Israel Ministry of Tourism
The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) is Israel’s national tourism organization responsible for planning and implementing marketing and promotion initiatives to position Israel as a top travel destination. IMOT is aiming to increase the number of tourists visiting Israel to increase the country’s economy as well as diversify the tourist experience. IMOT works in Israel to promote the impressive range of religious and cultural attractions – each a unique blend of tradition, modernity and culinary delights. North America has IMOT offices situated in New York (New York), Los Angeles (Atlanta), Chicago, Chicago, and Toronto.

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