Israeli Tourism Numbers Go Up

Published: April 27th 2010
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Haifa: Bat Galim neighborhood

Thousands of Canadians travelled to Israel last month. According to the Israel Ministry of Tourism, North America, 5,906 Canadians visited Israel in March 2010. That number boasts a 24 per cent increase compared to last year’s figures.


“We are thrilled to see this continued increase of travel to Israel in the first quarter of 2010,” said Oded Grofman, Consul for Tourism and Director, Israel Government Tourist Office – Canada in a statement. “We hope this trend continues throughout the rest of the year.”


Overall, 313,000 tourists travelled to Israel in March. In comparison to March 2009, last month’s total saw a 56 per cent increase. The first quarter results also show a 54 per cent improvement from last year.


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