Israel saw a 16% increase in November 2019 compared to last year.
Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin said, “I am glad we are nearing another annual record break in tourist arrivals to Israel. I expect we will end the year with the addition of about half a million tourists, which is the result of audience-focused marketing efforts and successful campaigns that have gained tremendous exposure on an international scale as well. Incoming tourism contributed about NIS 21 billion to the economy this year, strengthening Israel’s image and position in the world.”
Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, Amir Halevy: “Another month of record in tourist arrivals proves above all doubt that with the right work and over time you can see results and numbers that seem so far from the imagination. The favorable weather in the months when Europe has bad weather makes Israel an attractive destination and we emphasize that in our campaigns around the world.”
In November 2019, 451,200 tourists entered Israel, an increase of 16.1% compared to November last year and an increase of 26.8% compared to November 2017.
In the January-November total, 4.2 million tourists came in compared to 3.8 million in the corresponding period last year, an increase of 10.7%.
By air, there were 378,000 tourist arrivals in November 2019, up 15.5% over November 2018 and up 23.7% over November 2017.
By land, 73,500 tourists entered Israel in November 2019, an increase of 19.5% compared with November 2018 and an increase of 45.3% compared to November 2017.
51,700 day visitors entered Israel in November 2019 – compared with 30,400 entered in November 2018, and 29,000 entered in November 2017.
The estimated volume of income from incoming tourists in November is approximately NIS 2.3 billion, with the beginning of the year being estimated at NIS 21 billion.