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    NEW YORK – Sep. 8 2022, /PRNewswire/ The Israel Ministry of Tourism today unveiled new records for arrivals of tourists in Israel from the United States in July and August. Israel welcomed 78,000 tourists from the United States for July 2022. This represents a 4% rise over 2019, and 71,000 visitors from the United States for August 2022. This represents an increase of 13% over the year before.

    נווה פריצקי Eyal Carlin (North American Tourism Commissioner) declared that it was thrilling to witness an increase in tourism to Israel from the United States. Already surpassing our record-breaking numbers for 2019, he added. “The United States remains our largest market for Israel-bound tourism. Prior to the COVID-19 epidemic there was a record-breaking number of monthly numbers of tourists entering the country. We are delighted to witness this change and anticipate an ongoing upward trend for months, and possibly years.

    Canada, which has 7,200 visitors in July 2022, and 6,000 tourists in August, isn’t too much from the United States.

    Gal Hana is the Consul and Director for Canada within the Israel Ministry of Tourism. “We are not too far away from our record numbers for 2019, and we are anticipating that the growth in travel to Israel will further increase as Canadians continue to feel more at ease travelling abroad.”

    Israel received more than 4.6 million tourists in the year of 2019. 969,600 were from the United States. The country’s official reopening to all travelers in May has seen more than 600,000.

    About the Israel Ministry of Tourism:

    The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) is the country’s tourism agency responsible for planning and executing marketing and promotional initiatives to promote Israel as a top destination for travel. IMOT aims for increased tourism traffic in order to support Israel’s economy as well as to diversify and enhance the visitor experience. IMOT promotes Israel’s incredible variety of religious, cultural, culinary, and historical attractions – each a perfect combination of tradition and modernity. The IMOT offices in North America are in New York City, Los Angeles and Atlanta.

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