Jerusalem places 4th on TripAdvisor’s ‘Destinations on the rise’ list

( The popular Internet travel site TripAdvisor has ranked Jerusalem fourth on its list of its 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations on the Rise. 

Jerusalem: Credit: Berthold Werner.

The award highlights 54 global destinations that have seen the greatest increase in positive reviews by global travelers from year-to-year.

“For travelers looking for inspiration for their 2014 travel planning, TripAdvisor travelers have helped us put a spotlight on some amazing destinations that caught the eye of travelers this past year,” Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor said in a statement.

Jerusalem placed behind Havana, Cuba; La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica; and Kathmandu, Nepal. 

Israel has been setting records for tourism this year, with more than 339,000 tourists arriving in October, the country’s highest monthly total ever, according to the Israeli Tourism Ministry.

Posted on December 10, 2013 .