According to statistics published by the Israel Incoming Tour Operators Association, 3.1M foreign tourists visited Israel in 2015. The highest percentage was from the United States – about 586,000 visitors – which represented 20% of the incoming tourism. Twenty-seven percent of the incoming tourism was Jewish tourists.
Regarding Jewish visitors, some came as members of tour groups organized by associations such as Birthright Israel, a not-for-profit educational organization and Zionist initiative that was founded to strengthen relations between Diaspora youth and Israel. This organization encourages the participants, most of whom are visiting Israel for the first time, to discover a new meaning of their personal Jewish identity and their relations to Israeli history and culture.
The Maccabiah Games, which take place every four years in Israel, is a sports event in which many Jewish athletes from around the world participate. The event attracts many Jewish tourists who come to either compete in or watch the games.
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In addition to organized tours or Zionist-Jewish related groups, each year many Jewish families choose to take a vacation in Israel or come to visit family. Whether the aim is a Bar or Bat Mitzvah tour in Israel or just a family vacation, it is clear that many families see such a trip as an opportunity to strengthen their relations with Judaism and Israel and also focus on family ties.
Dekel Tours offers all-inclusive services for family trips to Israel. Dekel Tours takes care of everything, from flights to sleeping arrangements, in-country transportation, customized tours, restaurants and everything else. Trips are led by experienced and certified English-speaking Israel private tour guides. We will design a unique trip according to your family values and the specific interests of the members participating in the trip. If you are planning a Bat or Bar Mitzvah tour in Israel, we will make sure to arrange everything required for the ceremony, according to your wishes and values.
Dekel Tours’ family trips to Israel enable you to experience Israel in the most perfect manner for your family. The trip will be designed according to your goals, whether it is about strengthening your ties to Judaism or Israel, getting to know Israeli culture, extreme and nature trips, or simply a vacation to relax and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Israel.
Dekel Tours has vast experience in organizing family trips to Israel and our trips ensure great pleasure and interest for the entire family from children to adults. During the trip your preferences will be considered and the program will be designed to guarantee a great experience for all family members. We work with Israeli tour guides who are experienced in family trips and know how to add interest to the tours and speak the language of adults as well as teenagers and little children.
Contact Dekel Tours today for your free tour consultation. Tell us what is important to you and what would you like to see and experience during your trip to Israel and we will make it a reality.