Good month for tourism in Israel

Tourism in Israel was up 27 percent in January 2017 over the same month last year.

According to the  Central Bureau of Statistics, 222,000 people entered Israel in January, of which 210,000 were on tourist visas.

188,000 of the tourist visas were issued to people who arrived in Israel by air, while 22,000 came via land entry points.

Many of those who entered by land were part of tour groups that entered Israel from Jordan, an excursion that is becoming popular among Europeans.

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