Published on : Thursday, July 12, 2018
There was an increase of 73% in entries via Ovdah (63 thousand) and in the first half of the year, there was an increase of 19% in overall tourist entries compared to the same period last year.
In June, 310,200 tourists entered Israel, marking an increase of about 2% compared with June of last year.
Tourism in Israel is one of the country’s major sources of income, with a record 3.6 million tourist arrivals in 2017.
Israel has a plethora of historical and religious sites, beach resorts, archaeological tourism, heritage tourism and ecotourism. Israel has the highest number of museums per capita in the world.
The most visited city is Jerusalem and the most visited site is the Western Wall. The largest percentage of tourists come from the United States accounting for 19% of all tourists, followed by Russia, France, (Germany), the United Kingdom, China, Italy, Poland, and Canada.
Israel has achieved 18th place in a global tourism rank “The Tourism Rank” in 2017.