NEW YORK - Sept. 8th, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In July and August of 2018, the Israel Ministry of Tourism recorded record numbers of tourist arrivals from America. 78,000 visitors from the United States visited Israel in July 2022. This is a four% increase over 2019 and 71,000 tourists from the United States in august 2022. This is 13% more than 2019.

"It is so exciting to see yet another increase in tourist numbers to Israel from the United States, already reaching and surpassing our record-breaking numbers in 2019," stated Eyal Carlin, Tourism Commissioner for North America. "The United States is our most popular destination for tourism to Israel, and before the COVID-19 epidemic was announced, we had record-breaking tourist numbers month after month; We're extremely pleased to witness this positive change and expect a continued upward trajectory for years and months to come."

Canada is home to 7,200 visitors in July 2022 and 6,000 in August is not far behind the United States.

Gal Hana is the Consul and Director for Canada within the Israel Ministry of Tourism. We are close to our record-setting numbers for the year 2019 and we expect that this increase in travel to Israel will continue to grow as Canadians feel more at home in Israel.

In the year 2019, Israel welcomed more than 4.6 million global tourists including 969,600 from the United States, and since its official reopening for all travelers regardless of the status of their vaccination in May this year, the country has already seen more than 600,400 US travelers.

About the Israel Ministry of Tourism:
The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) is Israel's tourism authority is in charge of planning and executing promotional and marketing initiatives to establish Israel as a top destination. נווה פריצקי IMOT aims to increase tourist numbers to boost Israel's economy, and to improve and diversify the tourist experience. IMOT promotes Israel’s remarkable range of historical, cultural, food and religious sites that are each a perfect blend of modernity and tradition. The IMOT offices in North America are in New York City, Los Angeles and Atlanta.

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