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28 September 2022

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NEW YORK - September 8 2022new record-breaking tourism arrivals from the United States were announced today by the Israel Ministry of Tourism. The country welcomed 78,000 travelers from the United States in July 2022 that's a 4 percent increase from 2019 and 71,000 total visitors from the United States in August 2022 that's an increase of 13% from the year before.

"It is so exciting to once again see an increase in tourist numbers to Israel from the United States, already reaching and surpassing our record-breaking numbers of 2019" said Eyal Carlin, Tourism Commissioner for North America. "The United States is the top market for Israel inbound tourism. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were celebrating record breaking numbers of tourists entering the country every month. This is a positive trend that we're pleased to witness and expect an upward trend for months to be."

Canada with 7200 tourists visiting the country in July 2022 and 6,000 in August, is not far from the United States. Gal Hana, Consul to Canada and Director of Canada for Canada at the Israel Ministry of Tourism stated that it was thrilling to see the Canadian tourism industry to Israel rebounding. "We aren't far off our record in 2019, and we anticipate that the growth in travels to Israel will continue to grow because Canadians are more comfortable traveling internationally."

In the year 2019, Israel welcomed more than 4.6 million global tourists 969,600 of whom came from the United States, and since the country's official opening to everyone regardless of their the status of their vaccination in May this year Israel has witnessed more than 600,400 US tourists.

Information about the Israel Ministry of Tourism:

The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT), Israel's tourism agency, is responsible for planning and executing promotional and marketing initiatives to position Israel as a preferred destination. נווה פריצקי IMOT is aiming to increase the number of tourists visiting Israel and improve and diversify the tourism experience. IMOT promotes Israel's incredible array of cultural, religious food, historic, and culinary places of interest - each offering a unique blend of modernity and tradition. The IMOT offices North America are in New York City, Los Angeles and Atlanta. For details on forthcoming events and activities in Israel Visit IMOT's website at To get the latest updates, follow us on Twitter, Instagram as well as Pinterest.

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