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April sees all-time record for Israel tourism

Last month saw the highest-ever influx of tourists for any single month in Israel’s history, the Tourism Ministry says in newly released figures.

The ministry recorded 349,000 tourists entering Israel in the month of April, a 38% increase from last April, and the highest number of visitor arrivals in the country’s history in a single month.

From celebrity endorsements to ad campaigns, Israel’s government is courting tourists from China and India. (Itamar Grinberg, Israeli Ministry of Tourism)
From celebrity endorsements to ad campaigns, Israel’s government is courting tourists from China and India. (Itamar Grinberg, Israeli Ministry of Tourism)

Since the beginning of 2017, 1.09 million tourists have visited Israel, an increase of 28% compared to January-April of 2016, the ministry figures show.

Tourism minister Yariv Levin calls the figures a “significant and exciting milestone.”

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