NEW YORK (Dec. 4)
“More Americans visited Israel in the first 10 months of 1977 than in the whole of 1976,” it was announced here by Israel Zuriel, Israel Commissioner for Tourism for North America. A total of 233,248 American tourists visited Israel from Jan. 1-Oct. 31, a 25 percent increase over the same period of 1976, and 8000 more than visited the country in all of 1976.
“Israel expects a record one million visitors this year, and we project an even larger number in 1978, our 30th anniversary year,” Zuriel said. “This factor, linked with the hopefully successful moves towards a permanent Middle East peace settlement, should have very positive effects in encouraging increased tourism to Israel in 1978.”