What are Israeli vacation habits?

Only about 40% of the residents of Jerusalem took a vacation in Israel and less than one-third (31%) of the city’s residents went on vacation abroad.

September 20, 2018 12:12
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Residents of Israel and the large cities who went on vacation

Residents of Israel and the large cities who went on vacation. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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During the past decade, the Israeli government has signed several aviation agreements with the European Union countries, which have been termed the “Open Sky Reform.” The agreements made it easier for new airlines to enter Israel, which sell basic low-cost flights, and also allowed the increase of flight frequencies to the country and reduced prices to many destinations. The reform led to a significant increase in the number of Israelis flying abroad.

The month of August, when children – as well as some workers – are on vacation, is considered the traditional time of vacation, while for us it is an opportunity to examine the vacation habits of Israelis. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics’ Social Survey of 2017, more than half (54%) of Israelis went on vacation in Israel in the year preceding the survey, while the percentage of Israelis traveling abroad was 46%.


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