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233,000 VISITORS ARRIVED IN ISRAEL IN FEBRUARY 2013, SIMILAR TO FEBRUARY 2012.

52% INCREASE IN DAY VISITORS

200% INCREASE IN CRUISE SHIP VISITOR ARRIVALS

 THE DECREASE IN VISITORS IN THE FIRST TWO MONTHS OF 2013 

SLOWED DOWN TO 3%  ON SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR

March 11, 2013 will mark the two-year commemoration of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Japan’s top priority is accelerating the “revitalization process”. The government will focus on policies that benefit economic revival, reconstruction and crisis management - the three main ‘pillars’ for enacting meaningful change.

Tourism Minister Stas Miszhnikov: “It would appear that the effects of Operation Pillar of Defense and the worsening geopolitical situation in the region are reverberating on incoming tourism. As a result, the ministry has begun the year 2013 with intensive marketing activities to realize Israel’s tourism potential by accelerating the implementation of the recommendations from the Committee to Reduce Vacation Costs, the grading of hotels and by emphasizing an improvement in professional training within the industry.”


The AICC's  Young Business Forum invites you to join us for

" What Makes a Successful  Young Entrepreneur"

Tuesday 5 March 2013

Tourism Ministry Director-General Noaz Bar-Nir was named 2012 Man of the Year in Tourism  today (Tuesday) at IMTM – the International Mediterranean Tourism Market for his role as chairman of the Committee to Reduce the Cost of Vacation Packages in Israel, which Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov established. Bar-Nir said that he was pleased that the industry appreciates the work of the Tourism Ministry.