August tourism in Israel near pre-Gaza war levels

September 9, 2015 17:31


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Tourist entries to Israel in August 2015 have rebounded to numbers similar to those in August 2013 before Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, the Tourism Ministry announced Wednesday.

According to the ministry, Israel saw 233,000 visitors enter the country in August 2015, which was 42 percent more than the same month last year.

"The recovery trend after Operation Protective Edge continues apace," said Tourism Minister Yarin Levin. "With the increase in the marketing budget, I have given the go-ahead to aggressive and focused marketing campaigns for the winter season on order to secure this welcome upward trend."

However, the 1.88 million overall number of tourist entries from January to August 2015 were eight percent less than the same period in 2014 and two percent less than 2013.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 19, 2018
Brexit minister to meet with EU negotiator in attempt to speed process