Monday, 30 October 2023 06:50

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka recordsa new high of 1.1 millon this momth Featured

In a significant leap towards recovery, Sri Lanka celebrated the arrival of over 1.1 million tourists, rekindling hopes of achieving the ambitious target of 1.55 million arrivals by the end of the year.

This remarkable milestone marks the highest number of visitors to the country since 2019, when Sri Lanka welcomed 1.9 million arrivals.

In first 25 days of October, Sri Lanka welcomed 87,926 tourists, propelling the cumulative arrivals over the 1.1 million mark.

Despite this commendable progress, industry experts are cautiously optimistic about reaching the ambitious monthly target of 147,789 arrivals, with just six days to go.

India, Russia, UK, Germany and China continue to lead the charts as the top five source markets for Sri Lanka in October so far.

The industry anticipates a bustling winter season, buoyed by the commencement of new charter flights operating into Colombo.


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