Last year, 78% of the record-breaking 3.6 million tourists who visited Israel toured Jerusalem, attracted by the city’s millennia-old history and diversity together with its thriving urban culture.
Jerusalem has come a long way since the bloodshed of the Second Intifada when tourists sensitive to security concerns avoided the Israeli capital.
Last year, 78% of the record-breaking 3.6 million tourists who visited Israel toured Jerusalem, attracted by the holy city’s millennia-old religious history and diversity together with its thriving contemporary urban culture. The city’s rapidly-growing hotel and accommodation scene has witnessed a 43% increase in bookings since 2013 alone.
Simply put, Jerusalem’s tourism industry is booming.
As tourism has continued to increase year after year, the city has also amassed undesirable experience in ensuring the well-being of its visitors despite threats of violence, transforming the city into a leading world exporter of tourism security and expertise.
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