Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin (Center] with the 4 millionth tourist to arrive in Israel in 2018..
(photo credit: Courtesy)
The four millionth tourist landed in Israel over the weekend, marking an unprecedented number of tourists who arrived to Israel in 2018.
When the third millionth tourist landed in the country in 2017, a Romania tourist, she got to meet Tourist Minister Yariv Levin at the airport and was shown around the country. Including a guided tour in the tour of David in Jerusalem give by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The fourth millionth tourist was greeted by Levin, who called this unusual large number of visitors "the result of a revolution undertaken by the Ministry of tourism."
Levin said he's "excited by this moment that proves Israel is an attractive tourist destination."
Jerusalem leads the nation as the most sought after tourist destination, 40% of tourists coming in are landing on return visits and the majority of them are Christians [61%] followed by Jewish tourists [22%].
Chinese tourists arrived in a great number in 2018 with 100 thousand visitors, yet the biggest numbers of visitors hail from the US with 813 thousand, France [320,000] and Russia [303 thousand].
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