Israel tourism numbers jumped 25 in 2017

first_img Posted by Share Thursday, January 4, 2018 Travelweek Tags: Israel Israel tourism numbers jumped 25% in 2017 JERUSALEM — Israel posted huge tourism numbers in 2017, with reports of a 25% increase and a record 3.6 million visitors bringing in US$5.8 billion of revenue.According to Israel’s Tourism Ministry, the increase of 700,000 tourists last year was a result of 18 new routes flying into Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport as well as more flights to the Red Sea resort of Eilat, reports Reuters.The country saw additional airlift from Ryanair, Lot, WizzAir and WOW, as well as Air Canada and Transat. Hainan Airlines in particular is credited with boosting tourism from China by 46% with a new route.The United States, Russia, France, Germany and Great Britain were the top incoming markets in 2017. The top two tourist destinations were Jerusalem followed by Tel Aviv.Israel’s Tourism Ministry has been making big strides in infrastructure and tourism initiatives. Tourism Minister Yariv Levin has noted several initiatives are proving effective, including giving financial incentives to airlines to open new routes, collaborating with online travel agents, and working with entrepreneurs to build more hotels. << Previous PostNext Post >> About Latest Posts Travelweek Latest posts by Travelweek (see all) Another win for The Travel Agent Next Door: RCI Partner of the Year, Canada – March 28, 2019 You’re not imagining it, that waterfall really is coming out of a sksyscraper – July 26, 2018 Israel tourism numbers jumped 25% in 2017 – January 4, 2018last_img

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