Good news on the tourism front – as a record in incoming tourism this last November when 315, 000 visitors came to Israel.
LeSEA tours was a part of that!
There was a 2% increase in numbers compared to last November.
According to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics, since the beginning of the year through November, 3.1 million visitors have come to Israel, a 2% decrease compared to the same period last year.
Of those visitors, 2.6 million were tourists staying in Israel for more than one night – a 1% increase compared to the same period last year.
When you think about it, despite the economic situation in Europe and the United States, which are the pillars of tourism in Israel, Israel has done well.
Then there is all the regional instability and political upheavals affecting the image of the Middle East… This goes to show you that people understand Israel is not to be understood as part of the 'mess' they see on the nightly news.
Israel believes that the experience of a visit here is worth the tourists time – and the State is putting it's money where its mouth is as they have approved investment plans for 16 new hotels, the renovation of existing hotels and the refurbishment of old buildings into hotels.
All these positive things wouldn't be happening if it were safe here in the holy land.
Our next trip is in February – won't you consider joining LeSEA for a pilgrimage experience of a lifetime?
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Middle East Correspondent