JERUSALEM (May. 1)
Statistics recently published by the Ministry of Tourism revealed that three-quarters of the Americans who come to Israel as tourists are Jewish.
A profile of American tourists who come to Israel shows that 51 percent come alone, 34 percent arrive as couples and 15 percent come in families of three or more.
Two-thirds of them make their own travel arrangements rather than join an inclusive tour.
Some of the findings include:
74 percent of the American tourists are Jewish;
36 percent come on package tours;
41 percent make their decisions six months or more before their trip;
99 percent arrive on scheduled flights, only 1 percent on charters;
42 percent give the desire to visit relatives or friends as one of their reasons for traveling;
61 percent stay in hotels and their average expenditure is $1,300, or $62 per day;
90 percent say they have had a good time.