Israel has seen a 34% increase in March in incoming tourism since last year and 63% more than 2016. 393,000 tourists entered Israel in March 2018 and tourism in general injected $577 million into the economy.
Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said, “Further to the opening of new direct air routes and new markets from India and Brazil in the last month, we are witnessing record levels of incoming tourists. I am pleased that impressive increases were recorded in March as well. This a result of the marketing activities and the innovative steps we are taking, together with the incentives for airlines and investment in infrastructure. Tourism continues to contribute significantly to the Israeli economy and the labor market.”