Israel

Israel sees 14% jump in April visits, sets all-time record

TORONTO — A total of 341,767 tourists from around the world arrived in Israel in April 2014, a 14% increase compared to the same period last year and a new all-time high for tourism to Israel.

Some 1,160,319 tourists from around the world arrived in Israel between January and April 2014, a 5% increase compared to the same period last year. Also, a total of 20,382 tourists from Canada arrived in Israel between January and April 2014, an 8% increase compared to the same period last year.

“We are thrilled to see a continual increase in tourism to Israel throughout every month this year,” said Ami Allon, Consul for Tourism, Israel Government Tourist Office – Canada, “which attests to Israel’s growing reputation as one of the world’s most unique and inspiring travel destinations.”

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