Comparing to last year’s January, tourism to Israel raised by 11%
The number of tourists who entered Israel in January of this year represented an 11% increase in relation to January 2018, and a 35% increase from January 2017, according to a press release from the Israeli tourism ministry.
A record 4 million tourists visited Israel last year.
In December, London-based company Euromoniter International reported that Jerusalem is the world’s fastest-growing tourism destination.
“The rise in the number of tourists over several years is proof of the quality of the Israeli tourism industry,” said Tourism Minister Yariv Levin in a statement. “I hope and believe that 2019 will continue this unprecedented momentum in tourism, that we have created in the past several years.”
The majority of tourists to Israel are Christians [61%] followed by Jews [22%]. Most hail from the US, France, and Russia.
source: Travel Wire News