Flying High: Early Tisha B'Av and Weak Dollar Bring Smiles to Israel's Tourism Industry

The economy may be in the doldrums, but Israelis are traveling abroad in near record numbers.

The economy may be in the doldrums this year, but conditions have been quite favorable for the travel industry. The Tisha B’Av holiday came in early ‏(July 15‏) this year, adding extra time to the travel season, while the dollar is weak, cutting vacation costs for globe-trotting Israelis.