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Tourism in Israel shows strong recovery

Tourists near Jaffa gate in Jerusalem's Old City, June 23, 2022. (Photo: Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The recovery of incoming tourism in Israel continued this fall with the arrival of 333,500 tourists in October, compared to 57,000 during the same period one year ago. 

Israel’s October visitors are only 25% less than the record 447,100 tourists that visited Israel in October 2019.

This year, between January and October, 2,078,000 international tourists entered Israel, an overall 45% drop from the figure that was reported for the same period in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the industry. Of these, 632,500 came from the United States.

At the present pace, Israel's Ministry of Tourism projects between 2.4 and 2.6 million tourist arrivals for the year. 

Tourism in 2022 far outpaces the numbers recorded over the last two years, which were the years most affected by the pandemic. 

Travel to Holy Land will soon reach pre-COVID levels Israel’s tourism sector is back on track to recover, which is good news for the industry.

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The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.

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