Sri Lanka expects to generate 5 bln USD worth of revenue from tourism in 2019

 Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The tourism industry of Sri Lanka is targeting to generate 5 billion U.S. dollars in 2019 as the tourism industry gears to attract over 3 million tourists this year, the Sri Lanka’s Tourism Development Authority said.



In 2018, Sri Lanka earned 4.4 billion U.S. dollars from tourism with steadily increased revenue of 11.6 percent compared to 2017.



The recent data by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority said that an average duration of stay per person in the island country was 11 days while an average daily expenditure was 174 U.S. dollars.



In the year 2019, the tourism industry of Sri Lanka expects the arrival of 3 million tourists and revenue of 5 billion U.S dollars with the Lonely Planet Magazine naming Sri Lanka as the number one destination to travel in 2019. India, China and Britain remained the leading markets for Sri Lanka tourism in 2018.





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