The Israel Hotels Association is updating on the continuation of the recovery trend in tourist overnight stays in April 2022, a trend that began in March after unvaccinated / recovering tourists were first allowed to enter Israel subject to a negative test before and after arrival.
It is also reported, that the number of Israeli overnight stays increased both in relation to April last year and in relation to April 2019, from which all regions of the country benefited.
In total, about 1.9 million person-nights were recorded in the past month – a decrease of 14% compared to April 2019, of which about 1.4 million Israeli person-nights, an increase of 18% compared to April 2019. Tourist person-nights amounted to about 525,000 – a decrease of 50% compared to April 2019. The average national occupancy amounted to about 59% compared to 37% in April 2021 and 71% in April 2019.
Occupancy in hotels in April:
The highest occupancy was recorded in Herzliya – about 73%, an increase of 3% compared to 2019.
Eilat recorded about 72%, a decrease of 3% compared to April 2019.
The Dead Sea has a 66% occupancy rate, a decrease of 12% compared to April 2019.
In Tel Aviv there was an occupancy of 58%, a decrease of 28% compared to April 2019, in Haifa there was also an occupancy of 58%, a decrease of 10% compared to 2019.
In Tiberias and around the Sea of Galilee, occupancy was 56%, a decrease of 16% compared to 2019.
Netanya has 55% occupancy, a decrease of 2% compared to April 2019.
Jerusalem recorded an occupancy of 52%, a decrease of 28% relative to April 2019 and Nazareth, an occupancy of 50%, a decrease of 28% from April two years ago.
In the guest houses in the Galilee Kibbutz, occupancy was recorded at about 59% and in the Sea of Galilee area, occupancy was about 63%.
The Israel Hotels Association stated: “The trend of recovery in inbound tourism and the confidence expressed by Israelis in the hotel industry, causes optimism for those engaged in the tourism and hotel industry. It should be remembered that the industry is experiencing a real and serious crisis. In addition, in addition to the shortage of manpower and in order for us to continue the recovery trend, Israel must market itself with full force in the world in order to compete with competing destinations and return the tourists to the numbers we saw in 2019”.