• Fri. Sep 30th, 2022

A record number of tourists visited Israel

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2019 was another fantastic year for the Israeli tourism industry. Figures from the Israeli Ministry of Tourism show that over 4.5 million tourists visited the country last year. This is an increase of 11% from the previous year, writes the Jerusalem Post.

-Over 4.5 million tourists visited Israel during 2019. Also this year we have set new records for the number of tourists, says Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin.

This is the third year in a row that new records have been set for the number of tourists to the Holy Land. In 2018, over 4.1 million tourists came to Israel while the number was 3.6 million the year before. Last year, tourist revenues were over 58 billion. crowns. Each tourist spent on average more than 12,000 kroner during his visit.

The largest number of tourists came from the United States (890,000), France (338,200), Russia (296,000), Germany (268,900) and the United Kingdom (218,700). Tourism from China increased by as much as 51% last year to 144,000 visitors.

In January 2019, Ramon International Airport opened outside Eilat. Recently, visitor number 1 landed at the new airport.

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