After April bombings, Sri Lanka tourism is showing signs of recovery!

Published on : Tuesday, August 6, 2019

In July, Sri Lanka tourism showed its signs of recovery with 83 percent rise in tourist arrivals from the last month after declining to 70 percent following the Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and hotels.

 

As per the recent data from the Tourism Ministry, during July, the total number of overseas tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka was 115,701, up from 63,072 reported in June 2019. Nevertheless, compared to July 2018, there was a drop of 46.9 percent when the arrivals were 217,829.

 

India was the largest source market for tourists in July, followed by the United Kingdom and Germany.

 

On 31st July 2019, 1,124,150 of tourists had visited Sri Lanka. It’s a drop of 18.7% over last year when 1,382,476 of tourists explored the country the same time.

 

Europe turned out to be the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 50% of the total traffic received in July 2019. Asia and Pacific accounted for 38% of the total traffic, America 6%, Middle East 5% and Africa 1%.


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