“Russian tourists are among TOP 3 in Israel. In December the number of tourists to this country increased by 41%”, - reported the press service of the National Ministry of Tourism to the portal "Interfax-Tourism" on Wednesday, The US, France and Russia are in the TOP 3 of tourist leaders, behind them are the UK, Germany and Ukraine", - said the press-service. The Russian tourist flow to Israel in 2016 amounted to 266 thousand people. A significant increase was achieved in December, this month the country was visited by 21.3 thousand tourists from Russia, which is 41% more against the same period of 2015. In addition, the tourist flow from Russia to the airport of Eilat Resort is increasing. 87 flights with an average load of 82% were carried out in the period from October 2, 2016 till January 7, 2017. In total, almost 15.2 thousand visitors from the Russian Federation arrived to Uvda airport, which is almost 160% more than in the same period of the last year.