Domestic and Outbound Tourism in 2014

 In 2014 37% of Palestinian households (or at least one member of the household) went on domestic trips, which marked a minor increase from 35% in 2012. The percentage increased significantly in the West Bank over the two-year period from 20% in 2012 to 33% in 2014. Meanwhile, the proportion of Gaza households dropped from 62% in 2012 to 46% in 2014. Households spent an average of $61 on each domestic trip, up from $47 in 2012. The expenditure for West Bank households rose from $66 to $87, while it declined for Gaza households: from $42 to $27.

Last year 16% of Palestinian households (or at least one member of the household) participated in a trip abroad, up from 11% in 2012. The corresponding figures for the West Bank and the Gaza Strip were 22% (up from 13%) and 6% (unchanged). As many as 45% of trips were to Jordan, followed by 23% to Saudi Arabia, 12% to Israel, 7% to Egypt, and 3% to Turkey. Slightly more than a third of all trips were visits to relatives and/or friends, while 23% were for religious purposes, 19% for leisure, and 6% for work purposes. Households spent $1,225 on an average trip, of which $314 on shopping, $213 on transportation, and $177 on a travel agent.

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