Israel

Israel

From 22 May we will be working to update all of the data and documents on this page following the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revision of the International Passenger Survey (IPS) data for 2009-2018 and the released detailed 2019 data. UK data will be updated first and followed by the regional data from 27 May. Please be patient as we update these pages or contact the VisitBritain research team if you have any questions- VB/VEResearch@visitbritain.org. Thank you.

Global context

Measure2018
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)7.7
Global rank for international tourism expenditure40
Number of outbound visits (m)7.9
Most visited destinationPoland
Most visited destination in Western EuropeFrance

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2018
Population (m)8.4
GDP per capita PPP (US$)38,218
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)3.5
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)3.5

Inbound visits to Britain from Israel

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Access to Britain from Israel

Measure2019
Weekly aircraft departures65
Weekly seat capacity13,989
Airports with direct routes in Israel2
Airports with direct routes in Britain5
  • Out of the 7 airlines that operate the Israel to Britain route, El Al served the most departing seats
  • Since 2009, there has been a 28% increase in weekly seat capacity from Israel to Britain
  • In 2019, the highest share of departing seats came from the Tel Aviv to London Heathrow route, with a 53% share
  • The current reduced rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Israel is £78

 

2019 data (including seasonal flights from Ovda)