Passover in Israel

Tourism’s Mixed Picture In ‘11

A near-record year for foreign travel was hurt by the Arab Spring and Europe’s debt woes.

Special To The Jewish Week
02/07/2012

First, the good news: The Israel Hotel Association reported that foreign tourism in 2011 nearly paralleled 2010’s record-breaking season, when close to 3.5 million visitors flocked to the Holy Land.

Now, the bad news: The Arab Spring and the ongoing economic turmoil in the Euro Zone continue to take their toll on travel to Israel.

Rimonim Galei Kinnereth Hotel’s Ben Gurion Suite, left. Below, Dan Tel Aviv Hotel’s Lobby Lounge.
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