Tourism to Israel jumps 11% in January 2019

The number of tourists who visited Israel in January 2019 saw an 11 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. The current statistics also show a 35 per cent increase from January 2017, according to the Tourism Ministry.

A record four million tourists visited Israel last year. In December, Euromoniter International reported that Jerusalem is the world’s fastest-growing tourism destination.

“The rise in the number of tourists over several years is proof of the quality of the Israeli tourism industry. I hope and believe that 2019 will continue this unprecedented momentum in tourism that we have created in the past several years,” said Tourism Minister Yariv Levin.

The majority of tourists to Israel are Christians [61 per cent] followed by Jews [22 per cent] and most of them are from US, France, and Russia.