BREAKING NEWS

Tourism dropped 43% during Pillar of Defense

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.
Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use and privacy policy