Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 06-pct in July 2018
ECONOMYNEXT – Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka rose six percent to 217,829 in July 2018 from a year earlier, with India, China and the United Kingdom the biggest markets, data from the state tourism promotion office showed.
Arrivals in the seven months to July were up 13.7 percent to 1.2 million visitors from the previous year.
India, China, the UK, Netherlands and France were Sri Lanka’s top five international tourist generating markets in July this year, the tourism office said in a report.
India was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 14% of the total traffic received in July 2018 followed by China which accounted for 13% of traffic.
The UK came next with 12% of total arrivals, followed by the Netherlands and France which accounted for 6% and 5% of traffic.
Europe continued to be the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 44% of the total traffic received in July 2018, while the Asia and Pacific accounted for 42% of total traffic, and the Middle East 7%.
(COLOMBO, 7 August, 2018)