Approximately 212,000 tourists visited Israel during the month, an increase of 62% compared with January last year
In January, Israeli tourism set an all-time record. Approximately 212,000 tourists visited Israel during the month, an increase of 62% compared with January last year, according to the Tourism Ministry.
Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov said last Tuesday at the 16th annual International Mediterranean Tourism Market in Tel Aviv that Israel is working to bring an additional 1 million tourists per year for the next three years.
Tourism Minister Misezhnikov noted that "A record January for incoming tourism is a vote of confidence in Israel’s tourism industry and the beginning of the actualization of the ministry’s goal of bringing a million additional tourists within three years. He reckons it’s going to take three years to get that extra million tourists lining up at Ben Gurion airport’s welcome mat. I have a feeling it will happen even sooner, while this year is surely destined to be a record breaker."