Hoteliers report 23% fall in foreign tourists

Overall hotel occupancy was down 9% in October compared with last year to 67%, the Israel Hotel Association reported.

Incoming tourism fell in October. Tourists stayed 930,000 nights in Israel in October, 23% less than the corresponding month last year, the Israel Hotel Association reports.

The Israel Hotel Association also reported that the national average occupancy in October was 67%, 17% lower than October 2010. Occupancy was highest in the Dead Sea area.

Israel Hotel Association head Ami Federman said, "Combined results from September and October show a decline in hotel occupancy. Guests stayed 1.6 million nights at hotels during these two months, a 9% fall compared with the corresponding period last year. This continues he trend since August."

Published by Globes, Israel business news - - on November 23, 2011

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