Israel has been experiencing a record year in terms of tourism. In the last 12 months, 4 million visitors arrived to Israel. 3.9 million of them stayed at least for one night. This figure represents a 20% increase over the previous year. Moreover, revenues from tourism increased to about $5.7 billion.
“This year was the best year for tourism in Israel since the establishment of the State of Israel. The steady increase of visitors has continued for 22 consecutive months in unprecedented numbers. The Israeli tourism industry continues to establish itself as a major growth engine for the country’ economy. We will continue our marketing activities and the steps we are taking to strengthen the country’s tourism infrastructure and continue the successes,” Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said.
Besides organizing the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in the city of Tel Aviv, Israel is also realizing big developments in terms of tourism infrastructure, with several major projects standing out.
Railway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem