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11 January 2018
Israel has set an absolute record in the number of tourists

Israel has set an absolute record in the number of tourists

This figure is 25% higher than in the previous year and 29% - in 2015. The flow of tourists to Israel from Russia has significantly increased. So, in 2017 the country was visited by 331 500 Russians, which is 25% more than a year earlier.


 
Orthodox pilgrims from different parts of Russia at the entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. 10 November 2017.
Photo © Orthodox pilgrimage center "Russia in colors" in Jerusalem
 
 
Sunset on the Mount of Beatitudes in Galilee. November 8, 2017. © Photo by Pavel Platonov.
© The Orthodox Pilgrim Center "Russia in Colorts" in Jerusalem

Basilica of the Nativity of Christ in Bethlehem after the restoration. 11 November 2017.
© Photo by Pavel Platonov. © The Orthodox Pilgrim Center "Russia in Colors" in Jerusalem


The US remains the leader in tourist flow: 778,800 Americans visited Israel (plus 20%). Russians ranked second, followed by France (308,600), Germany (218,000) and Britain (198,500).
 
Subtlety of tourism
January 11, 2018
 

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