We expect upwards of 4000 participants to arrive in the country for the event
Russian tourists have topped arrivals in the winter season but Indian tourists were on top in the full year 2022
Rafting operator's jobs threatened
Sri Lanka's relationship with Saudi was hit by forced cremation under former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Sri Lanka targets around 220,000 Chinese tourists in 2023
Sri Lanka's sea turtles are under threat amid poaching, egg consumption
Fernando said tourism revenue in 2022 was 1.2 billion US dollars.
South Korea has agreed to provide financial assistance of 2.172 billion South Korean won
China has opened its borders after three years
Sri Lanka has decided to allow tourist visiting national parks to pay in dollars.
In 2023 there are 7 'long weekends' where Friday or Monday is a holiday.
The data can be filled up to 3 days before departure
" In 2019, the number of outbound tourists from China reached nearly 155 million."
It is not clear how many drug dealers lost their jobs due to the tourists.
Ceylon Tea Trails said it is the first Sri Lankan hotel to make enter CN's gold list
Hambantota Port is expecting cruise ship calls to triple in 2023.
There is an indication of roughly a 5 dollar increase in per day spending of tourists
Cruise ships had sopped calling Sri Lanka ports after pandemic
Most Western tourists are looking for sustainable tourism initiatives - official
Sri Lanka tourism sector is on a gradual recovery, but slow, analyst say
In our areas a knifing (pi-hi anu-muck), or some other threat to life (jeewitha tharjanayak) may happen
The November number is the highest since April 2022.
Down south a hotspot for the Russians
Sri Lanka has revised down tourism revenue target to $1.5 bln this year from $2.5 bln early this year
"Gas prices are going to be so high, it would be cheaper to come to Sri Lnaka," said Fernando.
"I am not taking their side, but what we saw in Yala was an example of a burst of this urge to participate in these."