Indians top the list of holidaymakers in Sri Lanka in October

Published on : Wednesday, November 10, 2021

In October, Indians topped the list of holidaymakers in Sri Lanka with the island nation is showing a gradual returning of leisure tourism after being affected by the corona virus pandemic.


“The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during October was 22,771. A modest improvement in the month of October can be noticed following the sharp contraction in arrivals after the month of April. This reflects the improvement in international arrivals owing to factors such as vaccination advances around the world,”said Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.


India, the UK, Pakistan, Russia and Germany were the top five international tourist generating markets during October, said SLTDA.


The Authority said further, “India was the largest source of tourist visits to Sri Lanka with 37 per cent of the total traffic in October. The UK and Pakistan accounted for 10 per cent and 9 per cent of the total traffic respectively.” As of October end, a total number of 60,695 tourists had visited Sri Lanka this year.

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