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ISRAELI TOURISM HITS NEW RECORD IN MARCH

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Friday, May 14th, 2010

Incoming tourism to Israel enjoyed a new March record in 2010. The Ministry of Tourism reported that 313,000 tourists visited Israel in March, 9% higher than the previous record set in March 2000, when a special millennial tourist campaign led to record numbers of visitors. The number of tourists was 56% higher than in March 2009, and 17% above the March 2008 figure.

During the first three months of 2010, 747,000 tourists visited Israel, a rise of 54% compared with the corresponding period last year, and 15% above the same period in 2008.

“Every additional 10,000 tourists creates 4000 new jobs and generates income of NIS 450 million ($121 million),” Minister of Tourism Stas Misezhnikov said.

Source: Invest in Israel