March 2022: Significant signs of recovery in domestic tourism overnight stays

The Hotels Association stated: “March 2022 was the best of all time in domestic tourism and we hope for the continuation of the trend of encouraging domestic tourism at the same time as the increase in tourist arrivals to Israel”

A view of the city of Eilat, end of water. Photo by Shosh Lahav

Total recorded in March 2022 as1.6 million Overnight stays – a decrease of 23% Compared to March 2019, of which approx.1.1 million Israeli person-nights, 35% improvement over March 2019. Tourist person-nights amounted to approximately 465,000 – a decrease of 62% compared to March 2019. The average national occupancy amounted to approximately 465,000.53% Compared to 26% in March 2021 and 72% in March 2019.

In all regions of the country, there was a decrease in occupancy (Israelis and tourists) compared to March 2019, but the decrease rates are relatively low compared to previous months.

The highest occupancy was recorded in Herzliya, about 69%, an increase of 11% compared to 2019. In Eilat, about 64% were recorded, a decrease of 7% compared to March 2019. In Haifa, occupancy was 64%, a decrease of 4% compared to March 2019. In the Dead Sea, occupancy was 61%, a decrease of 12%. Tel Aviv with 53% occupancy, a decrease of 31%, Jerusalem about 46% occupancy, a decrease of 46% relative to March 2019. In Netanya 50% occupancy, a decrease of 10% compared to 2019. Nazareth with 48%, a decrease of 41% and Tiberias with 44% occupancy, a decrease of 41%. In the guest houses in Kibbutz Etzba Hagalil, an occupancy of approx.64% And in the Sea of ​​Galilee area is occupied by about46%.

The Hotels Association stated: “March 2022 was the best of all time in domestic tourism and we hope for the continuation of the trend of encouraging domestic tourism in parallel with the increase in tourist arrivals to Israel. The goal is to produce a solid mix of domestic and inbound tourism in all areas of the country. ”

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