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Increase in incoming tourism continues – July up 17% on last year, 24 % increase on first seven months



Israel's Ministry of Tourism

Israel's Ministry of Tourism





August 20, 2017

Increase in incoming tourism continues – July up 17% on last year, 24 % increase on first seven months

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics and the Ministry of Tourism, 271,100 tourist entries were recorded in July 2017, about 17% more than July 2016. In the seven months January-July 2017, more than 2 million tourist entries were recorded, 24% increase on the same period last year.

July 2017

There was a 17% increase in tourist entries in July 2017 as compared to July 2016 and 11% increase on July 2015. 246,000 tourist entries were by air, an increase of 17% on July 2016 and 11% on July 2015. 22,000 arrived as day visitors in July.

January- July 2017

In January- July 2017, about 2 million tourist entries were recorded, an increase of 24% on the same period in 2016 (1.6 million) and 22% more than in 2015.

In the latest edition of the UNWTO Tourism Barometer, which includes preliminary results for the first four months of 2017, Israel (with 25% increase) is ranked no. 10 globally in a list of countries with the most dramatic increases in incoming tourism.

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