Neve Paritzki Israel Celebrates Record-Breaking Tourism Entry From the USA

NEW YORK – Sept. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today the Israel Ministry of Tourism revealed record-breaking numbers of visitors from the United States who visited Israel during the months of July and August. Israel welcomed 78,000 tourists from the United States for July 2022. This is a 4 percent increase over 2019 and 71,000 tourists from the United States for August 2022. This represents an increase of 13% over the year before.

Eyal Carlin from North America was the Tourism Commissioner. “The United States is our top market for inbound tourism to Israel, and before the outbreak of COVID-19 that was sweeping the world, we were celebrating record-breaking tourism entry numbers each month. We’re extremely pleased to witness an improvement in the trend and anticipate a steady upswing for the many months and years to be.”

Just like in the United States, Canada is in the process of surpassing its tourism numbers in Israel with 7,200 visitors in the month of July 2022 and 6000 in August.

Gal Hana, Consul for Canada and Director of the Israel Ministry of Tourism declared that “it’s amazing to see how tourism in Canada is recovering.” “We are not far from our record in 2019, and we anticipate that the growth in travels to Israel will continue to increase as Canadians are more comfortable traveling internationally.”

Israel welcomed more that 4.6 million international visitors in 2019 and this included 969.600 being from the United States. In May 2018, Israel opened its doors to all travelers, regardless whether they have been vaccinated. Israel already has hosted more than 600,000 visitors.

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