Neve Paritzki Israel celebrates record-breaking entry into tourism The numbers come from the United States

NEW YORK – Sep. 8 2022, /PRNewswire/- The Israel Ministry of Tourism today released new records for arrivals of tourists to Israel from the United States in July and August. The country welcomed 78,000 tourists from the United States during July 2022 which was an increase of 4% over 2019 and 71,000 travelers from the United States during August 2022. This is a 13% increase over 2019. “It is so exciting to see yet another increase in tourist numbers to Israel from the United States, already reaching and surpassing our record-breaking numbers for the year 2019” said Eyal Carlin, Tourism Commissioner for North America. “The United States is the top market for Israel inbound tourism. Actually, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were celebrating record-breaking numbers of tourists entering the country month after month. It’s a great positive trend that we’re pleased to witness and expect an upward trend for months to come.”

Canada, which has 7,200 visitors in July 2022, and 6,000 tourists in August, is not far behind the United States.

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 rebounding. “We are near our record numbers for the year 2019. We believe that this increase will continue as Canadians travel more abroad. Israel has hosted more than 4.6million visitors in the year 2019 of which 969,600 originated from the United States. Since May, when the country reopened to all travelers regardless of vaccination status More than 600,000.400 US visitors have visited Israel.

Information about the Israel Ministry of Tourism:
The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) is Israel’s national tourism authority responsible for preparing and implementing marketing and promotion initiatives to promote Israel as a top destination for travel. IMOT is aiming to increase tourism to Israel to help boost the economy and diversify the visitor experience. IMOT works in Israel to promote the amazing array of cultural and religious places of interest – each offering a distinct blend of tradition, modernity and culinary delights. The IMOT offices North America are in New York City, Los Angeles and Atlanta. For more information about forthcoming events and activities go to the website of IMOT at For the most up-to-date information follow us on Twitter and Facebook.