As you know we have an opportunity for you to come to the Holy Land this June.
Who else is coming to the Land of the Bible? Over one million visitors in the first three months of this year alone!
Now some naturally are concerned about the events taking place in the Middle East – but the numbers show that there is only 2% less folks coming to Israel than the same period last year.
Over the Easter holiday period there actually was an increase by 4% in the number of tourists with 300,000 visitors arriving – that's 18% more than April 2009!
According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, 226,000 of the tourists arrived by air (6% more than in 2010) to Ben Gurion Airport outside of Tel Aviv.
This has a lot of people excited about tourism – particularly the Minister of Tourism Stas Misezhnikov who said;
“The Tourism Ministry must contend with the geopolitical situation in the region that is influencing incoming tourism into Israel as well. In recent weeks, the ministry initiated several marketing activities to increase demand for tourism to Israel and will continue with these activities over the coming months. Marketing activities have succeeded in increasing the number of incoming tourists who stay more than one night in Israel and, as a result, tourism's percentage of the GDP has grown – revenue from tourism in the period January through April has grown to $940 million, 3% more than the same period last year.”
With numbers like these, particularly over these last few months, I think it's fair to say that the question of whether it's safe to visit Israel has been answered squarely.
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Middle East Coorespondant