Israeli hotels yet to see full post-pandemic comeback, data shows

While other destinations have seen tourism rebound with the fading of the coronavirus pandemic, Israel’s hotel industry has yet to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics show.

Israeli hotels hosted 23 million guest-nights over 2022, down 11 percent from 25.8 million in 2019, a banner year for Israeli tourism.

Of those stays, only 31% percent were foreign tourists, as opposed to 2019, when 47% were coming from abroad. Despite a record number of stays in hotels by Israelis, occupancy rates were still at 61% for 2022, down from 70% in 2019 — though hotels added some 2,100 rooms in the interim.

 

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