Tourism dropped 43% during Pillar of Defense

December 10, 2012 14:17


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During operation Pillar of Defense in November, tourism in Israel dropped some 43%, the Central Bureau of Statistics said Monday. 

During the military operation in Gaza, tourism fell from an average of 9,800 tourist entries per week to 5,600.

All-in-all, however, tourism in Israel was up. From January to November, 2012, some 3.3 million visitors passed through Israel, a 6 percent increase from the same period the previous year.

Of those, 223 million of the entries were tourists, defined as those who entered and left the country on different dates.

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