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Travel and Tourism - Israel - May 2018

“The all-time record number of tourists visiting Israel this year is no accident. It is the result of clear policy. We have implemented several significant initiatives including reaching out to new and focused markets, building sub-brands and launching new campaigns, collaborations with large online travel agents, giving financial incentives to airline companies that open new routes to Israel and continued marketing throughout the world.”
– Yariv Levin, Minister of Tourism, in an interview with Rebecca Stadien Amir of Israel 21c on 8 January 2018

This report looks at the following areas:

  • What caused a drop in international tourism arrivals in 2015?
  • Why does the Southern/Mediterranean region attract more tourists than any other destination?
  • How is the Israeli government encouraging property developers to invest in the hotel sector?
  • Why is El Al suing its own government?

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Table of contents

  1. Israel: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

                • Jerusalem
                  • Tel Aviv and Jaffa
                    • Eilat and the Red Sea
                      • Historical and religious sites
                      • Tourism and the Economy

                          • Revenues from exports
                            • Figure 1: International tourism exports (revenues), 2013-17
                          • The impact of travel and tourism on GDP and employment
                            • Figure 2: Travel & tourism economy showing direct impact on GDP & employment, 2013-27
                        • Arrivals

                          • International
                            • Figure 3: International tourist arrivals in Southern/Mediterranean Europe, 2012-16*
                          • Foreign tourist arrivals in Israel
                            • Figure 4: International tourist arrivals, 2013-17
                          • Where do the foreign tourists come from?
                            • Figure 5: Leading source markets for international tourist arrivals, 2015-17
                            • Figure 6: Israel’s top 10 source markets, 2015-17
                          • Domestic
                            • Figure 7: Domestic expenditure, 2013-17
                        • Market Characteristics

                          • International
                            • Purpose of visit
                              • Seasonality
                                • Figure 8: International tourist arrivals by month showing seasonality, 2014-16
                              • Length of stay
                                • Domestic
                                  • Purpose of visit
                                    • Seasonality
                                      • Length of stay
                                      • Transport

                                        • Air
                                          • Figure 9: Passengers handled at Ben Gurion International Airport, 2014-17
                                        • Reasons for rise in passenger traffic
                                          • Road
                                            • Rail
                                              • Sea
                                              • Accommodation

                                                  • Occupancy rates
                                                    • An overhaul of building regulations
                                                      • New-builds
                                                      • Tourism News

                                                          • Other key players in the tourism industry
                                                          • What Next?

                                                            Travel and Tourism - Israel - May 2018

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