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TOURISM TO ISRAEL IN NOVEMBER AT RECORD HIGH

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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Tourism to Israel in November rose 2% from the corresponding month in 2010 to 316,000 arrivals, and was the highest number of tourists for any November.

As part of an initiative to boost the tourism sector, including construction, renovation and conversion of existing buildings into hotels, six new hotels will open in Jerusalem, Haifa, Rosh Pina, and the Western Galilee and hotels in the Galilee and Tiberias will be enlarged. Two buildings in Haifa will be converted into hotels. The projects will add 470 new hotel rooms and see 300 rooms renovated.