NEW YORK - Sept. 8th, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In July and August of 2018 the Israel Ministry of Tourism recorded record numbers of tourist arrivals from America. The country welcomed 78,000 travelers from the United States in July 2022, a 4% increase from 2019 and 71,000 total visitors from the United States in August 2022 that's an increase of 13% from 2019.
Eyal Carlin was the North American Tourism Commissioner for North America. "It is thrilling to once again witness an increase in tourism Israel from the United States. Already reaching the record-breaking numbers of 2019," he stated. "The United States is our top destination for our inbound tourism to Israel. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had record-breaking numbers of Israeli tourists entering Israel every month. We are so happy to witness such a positive shift, and we expect this trend to last for a long time."
Just like the United States, Canada is in the process of surpassing the number of tourists visiting Israel by 7,200 tourists in 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 tourism from Canada to Israel rebounding. We are getting close to our record-setting numbers for the year 2019 and we expect that this growth in travel to Israel will continue as Canadians are more comfortable at ease when they travel abroad.
Israel received more than 4.6 million international tourists in the year 2019 including 969.600 being from the United States. In May 2018, Israel opened its doors to all travelers, regardless whether they're immunized. The country already has hosted more than 600,000 visitors.
Information on the Israel Ministry of Tourism
The Israel Ministry of Tourism(IMOT) is Israel's main tourism organization. It is in charge of promotions and marketing to promote Israel as a top tourist destination. נווה פריצקי IMOT seeks to boost tourism traffic in order to support Israel's economy as well as to diversify and enhance visitors' experience. IMOT promotes Israel’s remarkable range of historical, cultural, food and religious sites - each a wonderful combination of tradition and modernity. The IMOT offices North America are in New York City, Los Angeles and Atlanta.
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