The Times of Israel is reporting that Israel’s Ministry of Tourism is expecting the number of tourist entries to Israel during the last 12 months (Sept 2018 – September 2019) to be 4.6 million, which is an 18% increase over the previous 12 months. This is the new record for tourist entries in a year.

The previous record, 3.9 million tourist visits, occurred last year (September 2017 – September 2018), and that number was a 13% increase over the record number set during September 2016 – September 2017.

For 3 years running, the record for tourist visits to Israel has increased. This is good economic news for Israel, but does create challenges in securing group space on airlines and in hotels. The earlier we can get started arranging space for your group, the better chance we have of getting the space you desire.