Sri Lanka attracts over 6 lakh tourists in Q1 2017

Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

attracts over 6 lakh touristsSri Lanka received over 600,000 tourists in the first three months of this year with a 3.4-percent growth as compared to 2016, as per statistics released by Sri Lanka Tourism Ministry.


India and China remained the leading markets with the most number of tourist arrivals in the first three months of this year with 27,075 Indian tourists arriving in March followed by 22,172 Chinese tourists.


However, due to the partial closure of the country’s international airport in capital Colombo, tourist arrivals in March fell by 2.5 percent with 188,076 arrivals recorded throughout the month.


Sri Lanka’s main Bandaranaike International Airport was closed for three months since January to April, due to repairs on its runway. However, the airport resumed normal operations from April 6th.


Visitors from South Asia recorded a -3.7 percent growth from January to March resulting in 116,422 tourists compared to the 120,892 visitors who arrived during the same period last year.


In March, visitors from West Europe dropped 6.2 percent to 65,640 with the Netherlands rising 24 percent to 3,043 but Britain dropping 9.2 percent to 19,451 and Germany dropping 6.5 percent to 15,207.


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