By Judith Goodall -
September proved a record month for tourism in Israel. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, 284,000 tourists visited Israel during the month of September. This is an increase of five percent in comparing visiting tourists from September 2010. The Israel Tourism Ministry was pleasantly surprised with the increase of tourists.
CBS reported that 229,000 visiting tourists arrived in September with an eleven percent increase which made an all-time record. The record entailed 54,000 people performing one-day visits and 21,400 visitors taking cruises.
Since the beginning of the year through the month of September, 2.4 million tourists arrived in God’s Promised Land. This proved a four percent increase over the same period last year which reported 350,000 tourists visiting Israel for one-day visits.
It is truly amazing how despite international and regional events, Israel is still a favorite destination for tourists. The Ministry of Tourism is consistently marketing the country worldwide and they will continue to improve the marketing strategies as well as products that will continue to improve and enhance the image of Israel worldwide.
The Ministry of Tourism proudly announces that the Dead Sea is a finalist in the New7Wonders of Nature competition which will end next month. Let us keep our fingers crossed as well as pray that the Dead Sea wins this prestigious contest.
If the Dead Sea wins the New7Wonders of Nature competition, this will improve Israel’s tourism product tremendously while bringing in thousands more tourists into the country. What would this mean for Israel overall? It would mean a much-needed increase in the economy. Winning the competition will also create much-needed jobs in employment in the Dead Sea and in Israel overall. Let us show our support for Israel and continue to vote for the Dead Sea in the New7Wonders of Nature competition.Dead sea, Israel tourism, Israeli tourism, Ministry of tourism, tours to Israel