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“It could be the lure of Bethlehem’s Banksy hotel offering ‘the worst view in the world’ that is attracting tourists in their thousands to the West Bank, but whatever has propelled Palestine to the top of the list of 2017’s fastest-growing tourist destinations is helping bring the world’s attention to their struggle.”
– The New Arab

This report looks at the following areas:

  • How is the conflict in the region affecting the economy of the Palestinian territories?
  • How does tourism contribute to the economy?
  • How do tourists access the religious sites in the Palestinian territories?
  • Why is Palestine one of the world’s fastest-growing tourism destinations and how might this growth be sustained?

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Palestine: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

              • Tourism and the Economy

                  • Figure 1: Palestinian territories’ GDP growth, 2014-19
                  • Figure 2: International tourism expenditure, 2012-16
              • Arrivals

                • International
                  • Figure 3: International tourism arrivals, 2011-16
                  • Figure 4: International overnight tourist arrivals by region, 2012-16
                  • Figure 5: Visits to tourist sites by international & domestic visitors, 2016-17
                • Domestic
                • Market Characteristics

                  • International
                    • Purpose of visit
                      • Seasonality
                        • Length of stay
                          • Figure 6: Average length of stay, 2012-15
                        • Domestic
                          • Purpose of visit
                            • Seasonality
                              • Length of stay
                              • Transport

                                • Air
                                  • Road
                                    • Rail
                                      • Sea
                                      • Accommodation

                                          • Figure 7: Hotel stock in the West Bank, 2016-17
                                          • Figure 8: Number of guests by nationality during the first half of each year, 2015-17
                                      • Tourism News

                                        • The world’s fastest-growing tourist destination in 2017
                                          • Palestine tourism targets Indian visitors
                                          • What Next?

                                            • Major challenge to develop tourist potential
                                              • Forecasts

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