Israel tourism: 93% of visitors rate their experience good to excellent

Israel tourism: 93% of visitors rate their experience good to excellent

eTurboNews Syndication:

Israeli Ministry of Tourism has just released its latest Inbound Tourism Survey and the outcomes are mostly encouraging.

The 2018 Inbound Tourism Survey was predicated on responses from 15,000 tourists. Below are a few of the facts:

•93% of tourists ranked their visit nearly as good to excellent

•Revenue from incoming tourism: about NIS 20.88 billion (excluding flight costs)

•53.2% of tourists said that their views on Israel changed for the higher after visiting the united states; 41% said the visit didn’t change their minds and 1.5% said that the visit changed their views for the worst

Jerusalem may be the most visited city (77.5%); probably the most visited site may be the Western Wall (71.6%)

•Average expenditure per tourist in Israel: $1,402 per stay (excluding flight costs)

•Over 40% of tourists had visited Israel at the very least once

•64 approximately.8% of the tourists found its way to Israel independently (FITs)

•8.7% stayed in a rented apartment

Commenting on these figures, Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said, “Year 2018 was an archive year for incoming tourism to Israel the, with an increase of than 4 million tourists. Most tourists said that their impression of Israel changed for the higher and almost half came for a return visit.”

Levin claimed that the constant upsurge in incoming tourism “is really a total consequence of the ministry’s new online marketing strategy,” that is within the bounds of reason certainly.

One thing is for certain. Israel is witnessing a continuation of the upward trend in 2019.

Findings from the annual report include:

Revenue from incoming tourism in 2018 is estimated at NIS 20.88 billion (excluding flight costs)

The most visited city: Jerusalem in first place with 77.5% of most tourists, accompanied by Tel Aviv (67.4%), Dead Sea (48%) and Tiberias (36.2%).

Satisfaction with the visit: 93.3% of tourists ranked their visit nearly as good to excellent.

Average expenditure per tourist in Israel: The common expenditure per tourist in Israel is estimated at $1,402 per stay (excluding flight costs), weighed against $1,year 421 the previous. These costs include:

$657 on accommodation (instead of $630 in 2017), $236 on transportation and tours ($242 in 2017), other costs (including entertainment, medical, and miscellaneous) $148, instead of $171 in 2017; $155 on shopping (instead of $165; and $207 on food and beverages (instead of $213 in 2017).

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Changing perceptions of Israel: 53.2% of tourists said that their views on Israel changed for the higher after visiting the united states, 45.6% said the visit didn’t change their minds, and 1.2% said that the visit had changed their perceptions for the worse.

The most visited sites: Four of the five most visited sites in Israel can be found in Jerusalem: -the Western Wall (71.6%), the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (52.2%), 50.1% of tourists visited Old Jaffa; Via Dolorosa in fourth place (47.4%) and the Mount of Olives (46.8%). 37.7% visited the Tel Aviv Port, 30.9% visited the Jewish Quarter in the Old City, 26.8% Masada, 26.6% Capernaum and 25.3% visited Caesarea.

Age of Tourist: 20.7% of tourists were aged 24 and under, 35.8% were between your ages 25-44, 19.4% between 45-54 and 24.1% aged 55 and over.

Religious affiliation: Over fifty percent of the tourists visiting Israel are Christian (54.9%), over 25 % are Jewish (27.5%), and 2 approximately.4% are Muslim. 42.8% of most Christians were Catholic and 30.6% Protestant.

The reason for their visit: 24.3% defined their visit for pilgrimage purposes, 21.3% for touring and sightseeing, 30% for relatives and friends, 10.3% for recreation and leisure, 8.9% for business and delegations, and 1.2% for other purposes.

The best maintained sites in Israel: Tourists ranked Tel Aviv port (31.3%) because the best maintained site in Israel, Masada came second (26.2%) and Tel Aviv Museum of Art came third (21.1%).

Source of information: 19% of tourists said they had received information regarding Israel from the travel agent or tour operator, 18.6% from relatives / friends and 62.5% from other sources.

Tourism Ministry Director-General Amir Halevi noted that the increases in incoming tourism in 2018 are continuing into 2019. “365 approximately, in June 2019 000 tourist entries were recorded, 17.7% a lot more than June 2018 and 20.5% a lot more than June 2017. January &ndash in the time; June 2019, 2.265 million tourist entries were recorded, instead of 2.year 063 million in the same period last, a rise of 9.8%. In June stood at NIS 1 revenue from incoming tourism.9 million and, the entire year because the beginning of, at NIS 11.7 million.”

Author: George Taylor

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