The Israel Government Tourist Office in the UK has announced that 2019 saw a record number of tourist arrivals to Israel from the UK, with 235,400 visiting the country throughout the year, representing an increase of 8% from 2018 and 19% from 2017.
As a whole, Israel welcomed a record-breaking 4,551,600 international tourists to the country throughout 2019, an increase of 11% from 2018 and 26% from 2017.
Sharon E. Bershadsky, director of Israel Government Tourist Office in UK said: “We’re thrilled to end 2019 with a new record for inbound tourists to Israel from the UK. Our ‘Two Cities, One Break’ campaign continues to inspire UK travellers to get a taste of the buzzing, metropolitan, seaside delights of Tel Aviv, and explore the innumerable historic sites and archaeological wonders of Jerusalem. In 2020, we look forward to showcasing more of Israel’s natural wonders.”
Yariv Levin, minister of tourism for Israel said: “2019 ended with a new record for incoming tourism to Israel, and a record NIS 22 billion (USD 6.34 billion) in tourism revenue. We continue to consolidate the inbound tourism industry thanks to innovative marketing and promotional campaigns, and we recorded a 10% increase in incoming tourism in December 2019, compared with the same month last year.”