Israelis travel abroad in greater numbers than ever.
As of July 2019, the average monthly wage in Israel stands at 11,004NIS and Israelis like to spend their disposable income on traveling abroad. You only have to spend a couple of hours at Ben Gurion International Airport to see how much Israelis like to travel abroad. 2017 saw a peak number of Israelis leave the country, with some 7.6 million one-time departures. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics this reflects an increase of 12 per cent over 2016. Nearly half the population, or 3.8 million Israelis, departed the country at least once during 2017.
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Since the Open Skies agreement with the European Union went into effect in 2012, competition is rife and more carriers offer routes between Israel and Europe and in particular, the low-cost carriers.
Comparing prices and travel deals and the simplicity of booking your holiday online means that every possible destination from Aruba to Zanzibar is at your fingertips.