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AUGUST SETS NEW ALL-TIME HIGH FOR ISRAEL

August 2013 set a new all-time high for Canadian tourism to Israel with the arrival of 6,106 travellers, an 8% increase compared to the same period last year. Approximately 2.3 million travellers from around the world arrived in Israel between January and August 2013, a 7% increase compared to 2011 and 6% more than 2010.

“We are thrilled to have seen an increase in Canadian tourism to Israel last month despite recent regional turmoil,” said Ami Allon, Consul for Tourism, Israel Government Tourist Office – Canada. “And we look forward to welcoming many more first-time and return travellers to Israel this year to explore our country’s stunning assortment of historic sites, modern attractions and natural landscapes.” El AL Israel Airlines and Air Canada currently offer daily nonstop service from Toronto to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport with connections available from major Canadian cities coast to coast. (http://www.goisrael.ca)

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