Tourism Not Hurt by Palestinian Riots

Unrest in the West Bank and Gaza Strip appears to have had no negative effect on tourism to Israel so far this year.

Tourist arrivals during the first two months of 1988 numbered 193,800, compared to 164,500 in the same period of 1987, an 18 percent increase. The figures, released Sunday by the Central Bureau of Statistics and the Ministry of Tourism, are based on police data at airports, ports of entry and border crossings.

In February, 105,500 tourists arrived in the country, 88,400 by air, 16,300 overland and 800 by sea.

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