Israel’s Tourist Numbers Skyrocket in September 2019

October 10, 2019
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Thursday, 10 October 2019 | According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, approximately 405,000 tourist entries were recorded in September 2019, 44% more than September 2018 and 46% more than September 2017. In the period of January– September 2019, 3.297 million tourist entries were recorded, as opposed to 2.917 million in the same period last year, an increase of 13%. (It should be noted that a fuller picture will emerge with the publication of the October statistics, given the fact that the Jewish holidays typically fall in September and October).  Revenue from incoming tourism in September stood at US $581 million (about 2.1 billion shekels) and, since the beginning of the year, at US $4.728 billion (about 17 billion shekels).

Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin (said): “September continues the upward trend in incoming tourism with impressive increases and monthly records broken.  We are marketing Israel around the world in line with our innovative and market-focused strategy, and we are seeing the results. We continue to develop new markets, while working to maintain traditional markets. In recent years, tourism has become an engine for economic growth and improves our image around the world and I welcome that.”

Posted on October 10, 2019

Source: (Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs originally published this article on October 3, 2019. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our republication today. See original article at this link.)

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