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

NEW YORK – Sept. 8 2022, /PRNewswire/ Today the Israel Ministry of Tourism revealed record-breaking numbers of tourists from the United States who visited Israel during the months of July and August. Israel welcomed 78,000 travelers from the United States in July 2022 that’s a 4 percent increase from the year before and 71,000 travelers from the United States in August 2022, a 13% increase from the year before. Eyal Carlin from North America was the Tourism Commissioner. “The United States has been our largest source of tourism for Israel inbound. Before the COVID-19 outbreak we had record figures of the number of tourists entering Israel each month.

Canada with 7200 tourists visiting the country in July 2022 and 6,000 in August isn’t far behind the United States.

Gal Hana, Consul to Canada and Director for Canada for Canada at the Israel Ministry of Tourism said that it was exciting to see tourism from Canada to Israel returning. “We aren’t far off our record for 2019, and we anticipate that the increase in travel to Israel will continue to increase because Canadians feel more confident about traveling abroad.”

Israel welcomed more that 4.6 million international visitors in the year 2019 and this included 969.600 being from the United States. In May 2018, Israel opened its doors to all tourists, no matter whether they have been vaccinated. It has already hosted more than 600,000.

About the Israel Ministry of Tourism:
The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT), Israel’s tourism agency is responsible for preparing and executing promotional and marketing initiatives that position Israel as a destination of choice. IMOT is aiming to increase the number of tourists visiting Israel to boost its economy and diversify the visitor experience. IMOT highlights Israel’s incredible variety of historical, cultural and culinary, religious and culinary destinations – each a blend of tradition & modernity. North America has IMOT offices located in New York (New York), Los Angeles (Atlanta), Chicago, Chicago, and Toronto.

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