All-Time Record for Incoming Tourism in May 2013

All-Time Record for Incoming Tourism in May 2013

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    Tel Aviv Promenade Tel Aviv Promenade

    The Tel Aviv promenade

    ​May 2013 has registered an all-time record for incoming tourism both in terms of tourists and visitors. 336,000 visitors entered Israel in May 2013, and of these, 283,000 were tourists (staying more than one night). Since the beginning of 2013, 1.4 million visitors arrived in Israel, 1% more than the same period in 2012 and 7% more than 2011. This represents another record figure for the months January-May.

    "Tourism is an essential economic growth engine for the economy – it creates jobs in cities and the periphery and generates about NIS 30 billion every year," said Tourism Minister Uzi Landau. "We have a wonderful tourism product and we must realize its inherent potential.”​