India remains top tourism source for Sri Lanka

Published on : Friday, January 5, 2018

India remains top tourismIndia remained the top source for Sri Lanka’s tourists in 2017 with nearly eight per cent growth in arrivals, the government stated today.

 
“India continued to be the top source market with 384,628 arrivals (up 7.8 per cent) followed by China with 268,952 (down 1 per cent) and UK 201,879 (up 7.3 per cent),” a Tourism Development Authority release stated.

 
In 2017, tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka reached an all- time high of 2,116,407. This represents a 3.2 per cent growth or 65,595 more arrivals over the preceding year when the figure crossed the two million mark for the first time.

 
The arrivals in December grew over 8 per cent year-on- year from 224,791 in 2016 to 244,536 in 2017.

 
The higher number of arrivals has been achieved despite serious setbacks to the tourism industry throughout 2017.

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