Israel has experienced its best ever six months for tourists

July 11, 2017 Agencies
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For the first six months of 2017,  a record 1.74 million tourists visited Israel.

June saw 303,000 tourists made Israel a destination recording a 28% increase on last year in line with the 26% increase of tourism in the first six months.

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said: “The June tourism statistics bring us to record levels for incoming tourism in the first six months of the year.  Our policy continues to prove itself and to bear fruit and we can see that the right marketing strategy can bring Israel to new heights.  We are implementing marketing activities and innovative processes to brand Israel and to bring new airlines and new routes into Israel and all this activity proves itself, month after month.. The significant increase in incoming tourism numbers makes an exceptional contribution to the Israeli economy and workforce. I am convinced that, with the correct activities, we will see continue to see good results in the coming months.”

 According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, the following increases were recorded in the first half of 2017 as compared to the same six months in 2016:

  • 76% increase in tourism from China
  • 30% increase in tourism from Russia
  • 20% increase in tourism from USA (the largest source country for incoming tourism)

 

 

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