Israel Welcomes Over 2 Million Tourists in 2022, Amid Steady post-COVID Recovery
Over 2 million tourists visited Israel between January and October, and the number is expected to rise to about 2.5 million by the end of 2022, according to the Tourism Ministry.
Ministry figures showed some 2,078,000 tourist arrivals in Israel in the first 10 months of the year. Should these continue at the same rate, the ministry said it expects to record between 2.4 to 2.6 million arrivals by the end of the year.
These figures are a far cry from 2019’s figures when Israel welcomed some 4.5 million tourists, its strongest year on record, but the numbers show promising signs of recovery for inbound tourism, the ministry said.
Israel only reopened its skies in March, lifting most COVID-related travel restrictions. Hotel industry figures also point to signs of recovery.
According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), 19.3 million hotel stays were recorded between January and October this year, compared to 21.8 million over the same period in 2019. (TOI /VFI News)
“God, we are grateful for steadily recuperating from financial losses, as well as for being able to welcome people from around the world and exhibit our hospitality.”