Neve Paritzki Israel celebrates record-breaking entry into tourism The numbers come from the United States

NEW YORK – September 8 2022, /PRNewswire/Record-breaking tourism arrivals from the United States were announced today by the Israel Ministry of Tourism. The country welcomed 78,000 Americans during July 2022. It was a four percent increase from 2019, while 71,000 American tourists visited Israel in August 2022.

“It is thrilling to see yet another increase in tourist numbers to Israel from the United States, already reaching the record-breaking levels of 2019.” stated Eyal Carlin, Tourism Commissioner for North America. “The United States remains our biggest market for tourism to Israel. Prior to the COVID-19 epidemic, we were celebrating record-breaking monthly numbers of tourists entering the country. We are delighted to witness this change and are expecting an upward trend that will continue for months or even years.

Canada is poised to surpass Israel’s arrivals in tourist numbers, with 7,200 tourists visiting Israel in July 2022 and 6,600 in August. Gal Hana is the Consul and Director for Canada within the Israel Ministry of Tourism. “We are getting close to our record numbers for the year 2019. We believe that this increase will continue as Canadians visit more countries.

In 2019, Israel welcomed more than 4.6 million international tourists including 969,600 from the United States, and since its official reopening for everyone regardless of their the status of their vaccination in May this year Israel has received over 600,400 US travelers.

Information about the Israel Ministry of Tourism
The Israel Ministry of Tourism is Israel’s national tourist agency. It develops and executes marketing and promotion activities to create Israel an ideal destination for travel. IMOT is aiming to boost tourist numbers to boost the economy of Israel, and also to improve and diversify the tourist experience. IMOT highlights Israel’s amazing range of historical, cultural, food and religious sites which are all a delightful blend of modernity and tradition. North America has IMOT offices located in New York (New York), Los Angeles (Atlanta), Chicago, Chicago, and Toronto. For information about forthcoming events and activities in Israel, visit IMOT’s website at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date with the latest information.