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Tourism sector
The tourism sector in Palestine is continuously growing, in the presence of all the significant elements that guarantee economic success, and prosperity.  The sector is able to attract foreign and domestic investments and can appeal to investors with its diversity of the cultural, and religious diversity, as well as environmental and natural wealth. Palestine's natural geography is composed of coastal and mountainous landscapes. The oldest city on earth, Jericho, lies within Palestine, as well as the Dead Sea, with its wealth of minerals and the possibility it holds for investors in the tourism sector, as it is still under developed in terms of the availability of health spas and recreational facilities.  Palestine is home to the three major religions, and is rich with Islamic and Christian holy momentums that attract a huge number of tourists each year.
 
Recreation and tourist facilities are available across Palestine to serve tourists.  Conference facilities are also available for use of businessmen.Tourism is important not only due to its financial importance as a sector that can employee a large number of employees and improve their income, but its importance lies more in the fact that it can serve as a platform through which Palestinians can reach the world with their rich culture and distinctive identity. 

Palestinian Tourism Sector indicators:                                                                                          
  • The estimated contribution of the tourism sector in Palestine's GDP is 2.5%.From direct tourism is estimated as a percentage of GDP,2016
  • The estimated contribution of the sector is about (305) million dollars,2016
  • The tourism sector establishments are (7,842) and sector employs (26,180),2016
  • Annual sector production in Palestine 586,570 million dollars,2016
  • According to PCBS statistics, (502,850) thousand tourists have visited Palestine in 2017.

Hotel indicators:

Palestine is currently implementing hotel classification system, according to the international standards. 

The operating hotels in the West Bank in 2017 are distributed by region as follow:
 

No. of Beds

No. of Rooms

No. of Hotels

Region

1,439

527

29

North of West Bank

3,328

1,621

34

Middle of West Bank

8,108

3,715

47

South of West Bank

3,242

1,480

20

Jerusalem

985

536

12

Gaza Strip (2013)

17,102

7,879

142

Total in Palestine

 
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