Sri Lanka’s Tourism Ministry says monthly tourism arrivals cross 100,000 for first time in two years
Sri Lanka’s Tourism Ministry has reportedly stated that tourist arrivals to the country have surpassed 100,000 per month for the first time in two years.
The Ministry releasing statistics has noted that a total of 101,192 have arrived in Sri Lanka between 1 and 29 March.
According to official figures, the highest number of tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka was recorded from India, which stood at 22,231. It is followed by the UK, with a total of 11,634 tourists. The third, fourth, and fifth-highest numbers of tourist arrivals are from Germany (9,140), Russia (8,716), and France (5,493), respectively.
Sri Lanka’s tourism industry was one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the country until the global pandemic brought about global travel restrictions. However, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry is once again on the path to recovery with a steady increase in tourist arrivals to the country. The industry has also received much exposure in international media. The island has been listed as a must visit destination. Sri Lanka’s tourism authorities are also engaged in promoting the country in key foreign source markets while also exploring new tourism concepts for promotion. The expansion of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry has attracted the attention of many foreign businesses, especially those involved in the leisure and hospitality sectors.
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