Tourism Ministry: Terror wave hasn’t decreased visits to Israel

The director of Israel’s Tourism Ministry, Amir Halevy, tells Army Radio that the number of tourists visiting Israel has not gone down since the start of the ongoing terror wave in October.

Speaking from a tourism conference in Berlin, Halevy says the industry has grown since the previous year.

“Tourism to Israel is expanding every year. Everyone understands that the tourist industry is continuing to grow despite acts of terror,” he says. “This year, more than in other years, people have understood that the problems are not only in Israel,” he said, referring to terrorism in France, the US and other Western countries.

Tour group in Israel via Shutterstock.
Tour group in Israel via Shutterstock.

Taylor Force, an American tourist visiting Israel, was killed in Tuesday’s terror attack in Tel Aviv, and 10 Israelis were injured.

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