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Tourism in Israel – stats, facts, trends & what to expect in 2020

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Tourism in Israel is growing fast in the last years and It is the one of the most beatiful things that can happen to a country. What was in the past and what to expect in the future?

tourism in israel statistics trends and facts

2017

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Total number of tourists and total revenue:

3.6 million tourists visited Israel in 2017, a 25% increase from 2016 (700,000 more than the previous year) (According to the Central Bureau of Statistics). At that time this number was around 50% of the of the Israeli population. It means that on every two people living in Israel there was one tourist visiting Israel in 2017. The total revenue from incoming tourism in 2017 is over 5$ billion.

Tourist arrivals by country

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Tourist arrivals growth by country

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Strongest months by total number of tourists visiting Israel are:

  • October – 426,000.
  • November – 356,000.
  • April – 349,000.
  • May – 347,000.

Strongest months by income:

  • October – 675,000,000$.
  • April – 601,000,000$.
  • November – 586,000,000$.
  • May – 569,000,000$.

Tourist arrivals by religion

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Percent of returning tourists

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Average amount of money spent by a tourist:

The average tourist spends about $1,600 during his or her stay in Israel.

The best customers:

Indonesian tourists spent the most on average daily, about $310 per day, excluding airfare.

Individuals VS Groups

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Amount of Israelis working in tourism

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Most visited places:

  • Jerusalem – 79% of tourists visiting Israel make a stop at Jerusalem’s Old City, where the main holy sites are located.
  • Tel Aviv – 68% of tourists visit Tel-Aviv due to the night-life, beaches & culture.
  • Dead Sea – 49% of tourists visit the Dead Sea which is one of the most magical places & the lowest point in the world.
  • Tiberias and Sea of Galilee – 35%.
  • Galilee area – 28%.

Tourists Age:

  • 65 or over – 14%
  • 45-64 – 35%
  • 35-44 – 15%
  • 15-34 – 22%
  • 14 or less – 14%

2018

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Total number of tourists and total revenue:

4.1 million tourists visited Israel in 2018 , a 14% increase from 2017 (500,000 tourists more than the previous year) and 42% increase over 2016. The total revenue from incoming tourism in 2018 was around 5.8$ billion.

Increasing growth rate arrivals by countries

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Decreasing growth rate arrivals by countries

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Average amount of money spent by a tourist:

The average tourist spends about $1,420 during his or her stay in Israel.

Individual tourists VS. groups 2018:

1/3 of the tourists are coming to Israel as part of a group

Purpose of visit

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Tourists by religion

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Percent of returning tourists:

40 % of the tourists in 2018 already visited Israel.

Strongest months by total number of tourists visiting Israel are:

  • October – 485,000
  • April – 408,000
  • May – 396,000
  • March – 393,000

Revenue from hotels by location

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Ways of arrivals

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2019

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Total number of tourists and total revenue:

4.55 million tourists visited Israel in 2019, a 11% increase from 2018 (450,000 tourists more than the previous year). Third year in a row of record breaking number. The total revenue from incoming tourism in 2019 is around 6.4$ billion.

Increase rate of arrivals

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Arrivals by country

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Ministry of tourism campaign:

“TWO sunny cities, ONE break” to expose Tel-Aviv & Jerusalem as great cities for a summer vacation.

Busiest months

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Most popular place

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Ways of arrivals

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Growth in low-cost flight

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2020

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WHAT CAN WE EXPECT IN 2020???

middle east pack

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Israel & Cyprus pack

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Young tourists

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Increase in accomodation options

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Tourism development

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Israel is becoming a leading destination

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References

Israel Ministry of Tourism

The Jerusalem Post

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9 Responses

  1. Tourism in Israel is BLOOMING.
    An interesting article.
    Interesting country.
    2020 is here
    Interesting prospects.
    Well worth a visit
    Thank you

  2. Wow. Info is extremely helpful! Gives a clear picture, well presented and definitely helps plan the perfect vacation.. Waiting to for your next post!

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