Incoming tourism to Israel continues to break records this summer. In July, 296,000 visitors arrived, 8% more than the corresponding month last year.
Since the beginning of the year, 2 million tourists have come to the country, 7% more than the same period last year and 5% more than in 2010.
The airport authority expects a total of 2.9 million arriving and departing passengers on international flights through Ben-Gurion Airport for all of July and August, which would be 2.3% more than last year. The Security authority said it has beefed up staff at the airport for the summer season.