Neve Paritzki Israel is celebrating record-breaking Tourism Entry Numbers from the United States

NEW YORK – September 8 2022, /PRNewswire/new record-breaking tourist arrivals from the United States were announced today by the Israel Ministry of Tourism. The country received 78,000 travelers from the United States in July 2022 that’s a 4 percent increase from 2019, and 71,000 total travelers from the United States in August 2022, a 13% increase from 2019.

נווה פריצקי Eyal Carlin (North American Tourism Commissioner) said it was exciting to see the growth in Israeli tourism from the United States. Already surpassing our record-breaking figures for 2019 he stated. “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 numbers of tourism entries month after month; We’re so happy to see such a positive shift and expect a continued upswing for the many months and years to follow.”

Canada is also on track, just as the United States, to surpass the amount of tourists that visit Israel. In July 2022 Canada saw 7,200 tourists and August was a record 6,600. Gal Hana, Consul to Canada and Director of Canada at the Israel Ministry of Tourism stated that it was thrilling to see the Canadian tourism industry to Israel returning. We are still not away from our record-setting numbers in 2019, and we are hoping that this growth in Israel travel will continue to increase as Canadians feel more comfortable travelling abroad.”

In the year 2019, Israel welcomed more than 4.6 million global tourists, 969,600 of them coming from the United States, and since its official reopening for everyone regardless of their vaccination status in May of this year, the country has already witnessed over 600,400 US travelers.

About the Israel Ministry of Tourism
The Israel Ministry of Tourism is Israel’s tourism authority. It is responsible for planning and executing marketing and promotional actions to create Israel a top travel destination. IMOT hopes to boost tourism to Israel and enhance and broaden the experience for tourists. IMOT helps promote Israel’s diverse array of cultural, historical, culinary, and religious attractions – each perfect mix of tradition and modernity. The North American IMOT offices are situated in New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and Toronto. For more information about the upcoming events, check out IMOT’s site at Get the latest updates through our social media channels on Twitter or Instagram