He Ru Follow us: Make a7 your Homepage
      Free Daily Israel Report
      Archive: 8/8/2012
      21:17
      Reported

      News Brief

        8/8/2012, Av 20, 5772

      New Tourism Record Broken for Israel in July


      Israel received a record number of tourists in July of 2012 according to the Ministry of Tourism. 296,000 visitors arrived in Israel, an 8% increase from the previous year. Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov stated, "given the constant increase in demand, there is an urgent need for more hotel rooms that will increase competition in the industry and lead to a decrease in the cost of accommodation for both tourists and Israelis. The Committee to Reduce the Cost of Vacations, whose conclusions will be published at the end of this month, are also of the opinion that an increase in the hotel room supply is urgently required.”