Neve Paritzki Israel is celebrating record-breaking tourism Entry Numbers United States

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2022/PRNewswire– The Israel Ministry of Tourism announced today new record-breaking tourist arrivals from the United States visiting Israel in the months of July and August. The country welcomed 78,000 travelers from the United States in July 2022 which is an increase of 4% from the year before and 71,000 travelers from the United States in August 2022 that’s an increase of 13% from 2019. “It is so thrilling to once again see an increase in tourist numbers to Israel from the United States, already reaching and surpassing our record-breaking numbers of 2019,” stated Eyal Carlin, Tourism Commissioner for North America. “The United States is our most popular destination for tourism to Israel, and before the outbreak of COVID-19 that was sweeping the world, we were celebrating record-breaking tourist numbers month after month; We’re extremely pleased to witness such a positive shift and we anticipate an increase in the coming months and years to be.”

Canada is on track to surpass Israel’s arrivals in tourist numbers 7200 tourists are expected to visit Israel in July 2022 and 6,600 in August.

Gal Hana, Consul to Canada and Director of Canada at the Israel Ministry of Tourism stated that it was thrilling to see tourism from Canada to Israel rebounding. נווה פריצקי “We are not far from our record 2019 and we are anticipating that the increase in travel to Israel will continue to increase as Canadians feel more confident traveling internationally.”

In 2019, Israel welcomed more than 4.6 million tourists from around the world including 969,600 from the United States, and since its official reopening to all travelers regardless of vaccination status in May this year Israel has seen over 600,400 US travelers.

About the Israel Ministry of Tourism:
The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) is Israel’s tourism authority, is responsible for planning and implementing promotional and marketing initiatives that position Israel as a destination of choice. IMOT is aiming to boost tourist numbers to boost the economy of Israel, and also to enhance and diversify the visiting experience. IMOT highlights Israel’s incredible range of historical, cultural and culinary, religious and culinary attractions which are all a mix of both modernity and tradition. The IMOT offices North America are in New York City, Los Angeles and Atlanta. For information on upcoming attractions and events in Israel you can visit IMOT’s website at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get the most recent updates.