Israel Travel & Tourism Statistics for 2023

We’ve compiled this handy resource with Israel travel and tourism statistics. While recent years were slower for tourism globally, the number of visitors has been growing post-Covid. Here are our top Israel tourism and travel statistics for 2023.

Israel travel and tourism statistics - the Old City of Jerusalem

Israel Tourism Statistics

  • Israel has nearly 9,000 licensed tour guides. Knesset.
  • Israel has had 2.5 million tourist entries in 2023 so far. Trading Economics.
  • In 2019, Israel has seen the largest tourist influx with 4.9 million visitors. Israel Government CBS.
  • The largest source of tourists visiting Israel is from the USA (900k), with France (300k), Germany (280k), and UK (220k) following closely after. Israel Government CBS.
  • Israel averages 114,000 tourists arriving by cruises alone. Israel Government CBS.
  • Additionally, 360,000 visitors entered Israel for less than one day, including cruise ship tourists, those crossing Israel’s land borders, or on layover awaiting connecting flights. Israel Government CBS.
  • In 2023, The Ministry of Tourism allocated 340 million NIS for public tourism. This included road repairs, topographic beautification, and park enhancements. Israel Ministry of Tourism.

Individual & Group Tourist Statistics

Israel Hotel Statistics

  • Israel has 56,000 tourist hotel rooms as of 2023. Israel Government CBS.
  • Tel Aviv has 121 hotels, Jerusalem has 91 hotels, Eilat, 51 hotels, Tiberias, 39 hotels, and the Dead Sea has a total of 15 hotels. Israel Government CBS.
  • In addition to hotels, there are over 15,000 rooms in hostels, guest houses, pod hotels, and short term rental apartments, like AirBNB.
  • Tel Aviv is the most expensive city to stay in Israel with an average hotel night costing $256. Jerusalem comes in close second, averaging around $250 a night.
  • Israel’s leading chain hotels like Isrotel, Brown Hotels, Hilton, and Selina are always improving and/or developing new properties.

Israel Airport, Flight, and Airline Statistics

  • 19 million international passengers passed through Ben Gurion Airport in 2022. 2023’s total tally will be released at the end of the year – watch this space for updates.
  • Israel currently has 3 international airlines – El Al, Israir, and Arkia, and will be adding Air Haifa in early 2024. IAA.
  • Israel has a total of 3 functioning airports: Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Ramon International Airport (ETM) in Eilat, and Haifa Airport in Haifa.
  • The top airlines with the highest amount of Israel-bound passengers are: El Al, Ryanair, Israir, Turkish Airlines, and United Airlines. IAA
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