Israel tourism up 24% in November

December 11, 2017 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, 355,900 tourist entries were recorded in November 2017, about 24% more than November 2016.

Yariv Levin

In the period January-November 2017, about 3.3 million tourist entries were recorded, 25% increase on the same period last year. Revenue from tourism in November reached about $487 million.

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said : “We continue to break records in incoming tourism and this month we mark more than one year of an upward trend in incoming tourism. These are unprecedented statistics, that are a direct result of the intense and strenuous work we are doing at the Tourism Ministry. The numbers speak for themselves and reflect our success – all this is because of the changes in marketing strategy, the increase in flights and new airlines and the improvements in tourism infrastructure. Incoming tourism continues to serve as an economic growth engine and contributes millions of shekels every month to the Israeli economy.”

There was a 24% increase in tourist entries in November 2017 as compared to November 2016 and 70% increase on November 2015. 305,300 tourist entries were by air, an increase of 20.3% on November 2016 and 65.7% on November 2015. 50,700 tourists arrived via the land crossings, of whom 39,700 came via Jordan and about 11,000 via Egypt. 28,800 arrived as day visitors in November, 47.7% increase on November 2016 and 14.3% more than in 2015.

In January- November 2017, about 3.3 million tourist entries were recorded, an increase of 25.3% on the same period in 2016 (2.6 million) and 28% more than in 2015.  Since the beginning of the year, tourism has injected $4.5 billion into the Israeli economy.



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