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  • Violence casts shadow on Israeli tourism

    By Kylie Ora Lobell

    1 week ago

    Random violence and knifings have become a daily occurrence in Israel, and as Passover approaches, the terror is leading some Jews to adjust their plans for visiting the Holy Land for the holiday — or cancel them altogether.

    That’s been the observation of Orit Topf, CEO of the...

  • The best is yet to come in evolving Israeli tourism

    By Ryan E. Smith

    March 4, 2015 | 3:54 pm

    Following a record year for tourism in 2013 — when 3.5 million visitors came to the Holy Land — things got off to an even better start in 2014. More people were on track to visit than ever … until the Gaza war last summer. By year’s end, the overall number of tourists arriving was...

  • 3.5 million people will have visited Israel in 2012

    December 24, 2012 | 11:44 am

    Some 3.5 million people will have visited Israel during 2012 by year's end.

    The number represents a 4 percent increase over last year, according to Israel's Ministry of Tourism.

    As in previous years, the United States is the largest single source country for incoming tourism...

  • Israel’s April tourism numbers set record

    May 10, 2012 | 12:54 pm

    The number of tourists entering Israel last month set a record.

    Some 354,000 visitors arrived in Israel in April, 19 percent more than in April 2011 and 12 percent more than in April 2010, during Israel’s record year for tourism, according to Israel’s Tourism Ministry.

    In addition,...