By: Zachary Keyser – The Jerusalem Post; jpost.com
Almost 270,000 tourists came into the country via international flights, also about 8% more than last January and almost 18% more than two years ago.
Around 308,500 tourists visited Israel during January, an 8% increase from last January and a 20% increase from 2018, according to the Tourism Ministry. Israel welcomed a record 4.5 million tourists into the country in 2019.
Nearly 268,900 of those tourists entered the country via international flights, a 7.6% increase from last January and 17.8% more than January 2018.
Revenue from incoming tourists during January was about $437 million (NIS 1.5 billion).
“Tourism records continue to shatter, and we end January 2020 with an 8% increase in incoming tourism on January 2019 and 20% more than in January 2018,” Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said.