The rainy winter didn’t stop tourists from visiting Israel last month and the Ministry of Tourism even recorded an all-time high of sightseers in February.

Some 232,000 tourists visited Israel in February of this year, six percent more than in February 2011.

“The increased momentum of tourism to Israel is the result of focused and intensive international marketing activity in spite of regional turmoil and the ongoing economic crisis in Europe,” said Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov. “The Ministry of Tourism will continue its marketing operations worldwide, with emphasis on the markets of China, India, South Korea, Russia and South America.”

Since the beginning of the year, 388,900 tourists have arrived in Israel.