According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, around 335,900 tourists entered Israel during the month of November – a 24 percent increase on November 2016 and a 70 percent increase on November 2015.
During the month of November 2017, 305,300 tourists arrived by air, reflecting a 20.3 percent increase on the same month last year and a 65.7 percent increase on November 2015.
January – November 2017
The first 11 months of 2017 has seen over 3.3 million tourists enter the country, a rise of approximately 25 percent on this same period last year and almost a 28 percent increase on 2015.
Israel Ministry of Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said: “We continue to break records in incoming tourism and this month we mark more than one year of an upward trend in incoming tourism. These are unprecedented statistics that are a direct result of the intense and strenuous work we are doing at the Israel Ministry of Tourism. The numbers speak for themselves and reflect our success – all this is because of the changes in marketing strategy, the increase in flights and new airlines and the improvements in tourism infrastructure. Incoming tourism continues to serve as an economic growth engine and contributes millions of shekels every month to the Israeli economy.”
*Table on tourism entries adapted from the Israel Ministry of Tourism. Figures in 000’s.