Toronto, January 18, 2008:- More Canadians visited Israel in 2007 than in any year since the modern State of Israel was founded in 1948, says Oded Grofman, Consul for Tourism and Director of the Israel Government Tourist Office in Toronto.
Israel Ministry of Tourism
"This is a wonderful way for us to start 2008 - the year in which we Israelis will celebrate the 60th anniversary of our country's independence," says Grofman, "and we expect the flow of visitors representing peoples of all walks of life, ethnic origin and religious persuasion to continue to increase in the year ahead, particularly as the growing strength of the Canadian dollar makes Israel more and more affordable for Canadian travelers."
Some 60,000 Canadians visited Israel in 2007, an increase of 16% over 2000, the previous record year.
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