Global context

International tourism expenditure (US$bn)7.5
Global rank for international tourism expenditure37
Number of outbound visits (m)7.2
Most visited destinationPoland
Most visited destination in Western EuropeFrance

Key demographic and economic data

Population (m)8.5
GDP per capita PPP (US$)34,626
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)3.5
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)3.4

Inbound visits to Britain

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Seasonality (Share of visits)

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Access to Britain from Israel

Weekly aircraft departures60
Weekly seat capacity12,487
Airports with direct routes in Israel2
Airports with direct routes in Britain5
  • There are 60 direct, non-stopping flight departures to Britain a week, with a total capacity of 12,487 seats a week*
  • Two airports in Israel serve five British airports*
  • The current reduced rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Israel is £78


*2017 data