Neve Paritzki Israel celebrates record-breaking tourist entry The numbers 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. Israel welcomed 78,000 American tourists in July 2022. This was a 4 percent increase over the year before seven thousand tourists from America visited Israel in August 2022.

“It is so exciting to witness a new increase in tourism to Israel from the United States, already reaching and surpassing our record-breaking numbers in 2019,” said Eyal Carlin, Tourism Commissioner for North America. “The United States remains our largest market for Israel-bound tourism. Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 that was in the news, we had record-breaking tourist entry numbers every month. We are delighted to see this shift and expect an ongoing upward trend for months and even years.

נווה פריצקי In line with the United States, Canada is also on track to exceed the number of tourists visiting Israel with 7,200 visitors in the month of July 2022 and 6000 in August.

Gal Hana, Consul to Canada and Director for Canada at the Israel Ministry of Tourism stated that it was thrilling to see the Canadian tourism industry to Israel growing. “We are close to our record-setting numbers in 2019. We expect that this trend will continue as Canadians travel more abroad. Israel has welcomed more than 4.6 million international visitors in the year 2019 including 969.600 of them coming from the United States. In May 2018, Israel opened its doors to all visitors, regardless if they are vaccinated. It already has hosted more than 600,000 visitors.

נווה פריצקי Information about the Israel Ministry of Tourism
The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) the tourism department of Israel, is responsible for planning and implementing promotional and marketing initiatives to establish Israel as a destination of choice. IMOT aims for increased tourism to support Israel’s economy and diversify and improve the visitor experience. IMOT promotes Israel’s incredible range of religious, cultural, culinary, and historical tourist attractions that are each a wonderful combination of tradition and modernity. IMOT offices in North America are located in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, and Toronto.

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