Israeli Tourism on the Mend
The Jerusalem Post reported that Israeli tourism is on the mend, back to nearly pre-pandemic highs. The pandemic put a halt on nearly all tourism for two years, two years since Israel was one of the first countries to close their borders to tourists and travelers in March 2020. An astounding 250,000 tourists entered in July 2022. At the same time last year, there were only 50,000 while in 2020, only 6,000 passed through Israel’s borders.
The year prior to the pandemic, Israel welcomed a record 4.5 million tourists in 2019, which contributed more than $2 billion to their economy. The pandemic took a massive toll on Israeli tour guides who lead pilgrims through the Holy Land. These 2022 numbers show that the world is still eager to see the Holy Land and experience Israel firsthand.
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