Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 2.8-pct in September

ECONOMYNEXT – Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during September 2018 grew 2.8 percent to 149,087 from a year ago, led by Indian visitors, the tourism office said.

China was the second largest source market, followed by the United Kingdom.

Up to end-September 2018, tourist arrivals had grown 11.6 percent to 1.73 million from the same period a year ago.

A statement said India, China, United Kingdom, Australia and Germany were Sri Lanka’s top five international tourist generating markets in September this year.

“India was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 22% of the total traffic received in September 2018. China accounted for 13% of the total traffic, while United Kingdom, Australia and Germany accounted for 9%, 6% and 6%.”
(COLOMBO, 04 October 2018)
 

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