Sri Lanka’s tourism sector continues growth momentum, 2.8 percent growth in September 2018 from a year earlier

Sri Lanka’s tourism sector continues growth momentum, 2.8 percent growth in September 2018 from a year earlier

Sri Lanka’s tourism authority has announced that tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka have grown 2.8 percent to 149,087 from a year ago during September.
According to tourism statistics, India leads the list of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka.
Reports state that China was the second largest tourist market followed by the United Kingdom.
Up to end-September 2018, tourist arrivals had reportedly recorded a 11.6 percent growth to 1.73 million from the same period a year ago.
A statement from the tourism authority has stated that India, China, United Kingdom, Australia and Germany were Sri Lanka’s top five international tourist generating markets in September this year.
“India was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 22% of the total traffic received in September 2018. China accounted for 13% of the total traffic, while United Kingdom, Australia and Germany accounted for 9%, 6% and 6%,” the statement has noted.

OSL take:

Sri Lanka’s tourism sector is on a continuous growth path and the government together with the private sector is engaged in several development programmes to improve the industry. In order to promote tourism in Sri Lanka throughout the year, the country’s tourism authorities have commenced several overseas promotional campaigns as well as new trends to push off season tourism. The government is also engaged in developing the domestic aviation sector to further boost the tourism sector. Hence, Sri Lanka’s tourism sector is a hotbed for foreign investments.

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