According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, approximately 325,600 tourist entries were recorded in December 2018, 12.2% more than December 2017 and 31% more than December 2017. Revenue from tourism in December reached about $460 million (NIS 1.7 billion).
Over 4.1 million tourist entries have been recorded in Israel in the period January – December 2018, an increase of about 14% compared to the same period last year. Revenue from tourism in 2018 reached about $5.8 billion (about NIS 22 billion).
“In 2018, we have reached an amazing and historic record with over 4.12 million tourists arriving in Israel. We have broken incoming tourism records and this achievement is the direct result of intensive work that we are doing at the Tourism Ministry,” said Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin. “This achievement is a result of a revolutionary change in marketing strategy; infrastructure development; opening direct routes from new destinations and creating collaborations with some of the largest travel agents in the world. Incoming tourism makes a huge contribution to both Israel’s economy and its’ image.”
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