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December Tourism at Record High

December, 1975 was the top December ever in terms of tourism to Israel. According to figures released by the Tourism Ministry, 60,700 tourists came last month. The figure was 36 percent higher than in December, 1974 and 16 percent higher than in December, 1971, the previous top December. Of those arriving here last month, 51,900 came by air and most of the others by cruise ships. However, overall tourism figures for 1975 were down to 617,500 compared with 324,700 in 1974, according to the Tourism Ministry.