NEW YORK - Sept. 8th, 2022/PRNewswire• In July and August 2018, the Israel Ministry of Tourism announced record numbers of tourist arrivals from the United States. The country welcomed 78,000 visitors from the United States for July 2022. This is a 4% rise over 2019, and 71,000 tourists from the United States for August 2022. This represents an increase of 13% over the year before.

Eyal Carlin was the North American Tourism Commissioner for North America. "It is thrilling to see a new rise in tourism to Israel from the United States. Already reaching and exceeding our record-breaking number of 2019," he stated. "The United States is our top market for Israel's inbound tourism. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had record-breaking number of tourists from Israel entering Israel every month. We are so happy to witness this positive change, and we anticipate it to continue throughout the months and years to come."

Canada, which has 7200 tourists visiting the country in July 2022 and 6,000 in August, is not much behind the United States.

Gal Hana (Consul and Director for Canada, Israel Ministry of Tourism) declared that "it is so exciting to watch how Canada's tourist to Israel is rebounding." We're still not far away from our record 2019 numbers and we expect that this growth in Israel travel will continue to grow as Canadians are more comfortable traveling internationally."

In 2019, Israel welcomed more than 4.6 million tourists from around the world including 969,600 from the United States, and since the country's official opening to all travelers regardless of vaccination status in May Israel has seen over 600,400 US travelers.

Information about the Israel Ministry of Tourism
The Israel Ministry of Tourism(IMOT) is Israel's main tourism authority. It is responsible for promotions and marketing to establish Israel as a popular tourist destination. IMOT aims to increase the number of tourists visiting Israel to help Israel's economyand enhance and diversify the visiting experience. IMOT operates in Israel to promote the impressive range of religious and cultural tourist attractions that are each an exceptional mix of modernity, tradition and culinary delights. North America's IMOT office locations are in New York, Los Angeles. Atlanta, Chicago, Chicago, Toronto, and Chicago.

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