NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2022/PRNewswire/ -- The Israel Ministry of Tourism announced today new record-breaking tourist arrivals from the United States visiting Israel in the months of July and August. The country welcomed 78,000 Americans during July 2022. It was a 4 percent increase over the year before seven thousand tourists from America were in Israel during August 2022. Eyal Carlin is the North American Tourism Commissioner for North America. He said, "It's so exciting to once more see an increasing number of tourists visiting Israel from America, already in the process of surpassing or exceeding our record-breaking numbers for 2019". "The United States is our most popular destination for tourism to Israel prior to the COVID-19 epidemic was announced, we had record-breaking tourist numbers every month. We're thrilled to witness such a positive shift and expect a continued increase in the coming many months and years to follow."

Canada is also on track, like the United States, to surpass the amount of tourists that visit Israel. In July 2022 Canada saw 7,200 tourists and August saw 6,600.

Gal Hana is the Consul and Director for Canada within the Israel Ministry of Tourism. We are getting close to our record numbers for 2019 and we expect that this surge in tourism to Israel will continue to grow as Canadians are more comfortable at home in Israel.

Israel received more than 4.6 million international visitors in the year 2019 including 969.600 coming from the United States. In May 2018, Israel opened its doors to all travelers, regardless if they are vaccination-free. The country has already hosted over 600,000.

About the Israel Ministry of Tourism:
The Israel Ministry of Tourism is Israel's tourism authority. It is responsible for planning and executing marketing and promotion initiatives to help make Israel the top destination for tourists. IMOT aims for increased tourist traffic to support Israel's economy and also diversify and improve the visitor experience. IMOT promotes Israel’s remarkable array of historical, cultural culinary, and religious attractions which are all a delightful combination of tradition and modernity. North America has IMOT offices which are located in New York (New York), Los Angeles (Atlanta), Chicago, Chicago, and Toronto.

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