TEL AVIV (Dec. 28)
Tourism to Israel reached a record high of 1.75 million visitors in 1992, according to Ministry of Tourism figures released Monday.
This was a 60 percent increase over the previous year. But 1991 was an exceptionally low tourism year because of the Persian Gulf War.
The visitors spent some $2 billion — a healthy and welcome invisible export.
Tourism officials anticipate 2 million travelers will visit Israel next year. But they note that the present tourism infrastructure cannot handle this quantity of visitors. More hotel and tour facilities will have to be added within the coming months to cater adequately to the anticipated incoming tourists.