Neve Paritzki Israel is celebrating recordbreaking tourism entry The numbers from the United States

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NEW YORK - Sept. 8th, 2022/PRNewswire• In July and August of 2018 the Israel Ministry of Tourism recorded record numbers of tourists arriving from America. The country welcomed 78,000 tourists from the United States during July 2022 which was an increase of 4% over 2019 and 71,000 travelers from the United States during August 2022. That's 13% increase over the year before.

Eyal Carlin (North American Tourism Commissioner) stated that it was exciting to see a rise in Israeli tourism from the United States. Already surpassing the record-breaking numbers of 2019, he said. "The United States is the most popular destination for Israel inbound tourism. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were celebrating record-breaking figures of tourist entry each month. It's a fantastic positive shift that we are happy to see and we expect an upward trend for many months to follow."

In line with in the United States, Canada is also on track to exceed its tourist arrivals in Israel, reaching 7,200 visitors in July 2022 and 6000 in August.

Gal Hana is the Consul and Director for Canada within the Israel Ministry of Tourism. "We are not far from our record in 2019 and we are anticipating that the rise in travel to Israel will continue to grow because Canadians feel more confident traveling abroad."

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

Information about the Israel Ministry of Tourism:

The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) the tourism department of Israel is in charge of planning and executing promotional and marketing initiatives that position Israel as a preferred destination. IMOT aims at increasing the number of tourists visiting Israel to boost its economic growth and enhance the visitor experience. IMOT is dedicated to promoting Israel's impressive assortment of cultural, historical and culinary places of interest - each offering the perfect blend of tradition and modernity. North America's IMOT office locations are in New York, Los Angeles. Atlanta, Chicago, Chicago, Toronto, and Chicago.

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