“Business intelligence company Euromonitor International sees 38% growth in tourism to Jerusalem in 2019.”

Jerusalem ranked world’s fastest growing tourist destination
by Michal Raz-Chaimovich
December 15, 2019

The latest survey of the world’s most popular tourist cities by UK business intelligence company Euromonitor International shows Jerusalem as the world’s fastest growing destination. Jerusalem rose six places in the rankings of the Top 100 City Destinations report in 2018 to 61st place with 3.93 overseas tourists, up 12% from 2017 and is expected to enjoy 38% growth in 2019 to 4.8 million, according to Euromonitor International. With Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics projecting 4.9 million overseas visitors to Israel in 2019, this figure might be an overestimation.  READ MORE

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