There has been a 16% increase in tourism in Israel in November 2019 as compared to November 2018. Revenue from incoming tourism since the beginning of the year is approximately NIS 21 billion.
Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin said “I am pleased that we are about to break another annual record of tourist entries into Israel. I expect that we will finish the year with an additional half million of tourists which is a result of targeted marketing and successful campaigns that achieved tremendous exposure even by international standards. Incoming tourism contributed 21 billion shekels to the economy this year and strengthened the image and status of Israel in the world.”
Approximately 451,200 tourist entries were recorded in November 2019, a 16.1% increase compared to November 2018 and 26.8% more than November 2017. In the period January – November 2019, 4.2 million tourist entries were recorded, as opposed to 3.8 million in the same period last year, an increase of 10.7%.
• 378,000 tourist entries were by air in November 2019, 15.5% more than November 2018, and an increase of 23.7% relative to November 2017.
• 73,500 tourists arrived via the land crossings, 19.5% more than November 2018 and 45.3% more than November 2017
• 51,700 day visitors entered Israel in November 2019 as opposed to 30,400 entries in November 2018 and 29,000 in November 2017.
• The estimated revenues from incoming tourism for the month of November are NIS 2.3 billion and since the beginning of the year, NIS 21 billion NIS.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)