In Jan & Feb 2018, Israeli tourism income reached 817 mln USD!

Published on : Wednesday, March 14, 2018

indexIn the first two months of 2018, the tourism industry gave 817 million U.S. dollars into the Israeli economy, the Ministry of Tourism of Israel explained, Xinhua reported.

 
In February 2018, revenues alone to the sector reached about 440 million dollars, said the ministry.

 
Last month, over 299,400 tourist entries were recorded, an up of 28 percent year on year and 57 percent higher from February 2016, as per the statistics recently issued by the Central Bureau of Statistics of Israel.

 
“Month after month, we are witnessing new achievements and record levels of incoming tourists and I am pleased that impressive increases were recorded in February as well,” said Tourism Minister Yariv Levin.

 
“The marketing activities and the innovative steps we are taking, together with the incentives for airlines and investment in infrastructure, are proving themselves month after month, as the tourism industry continues to contribute significantly to the Israeli economy and the labor market,” he added.

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