Sri Lanka tourist arrivals grow by 6% in July

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals grow by 6% in July

Colombo, Aug 7 (newsin.asia) – Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka rose six percent to 217,829 in July from a year earlier, with India, China and the United Kingdom being the leading markets, statistics from the Tourism Ministry showed here Tuesday.

The Tourism Ministry, in a statement said that till July, Sri Lanka had received 1,382,476 tourists, recording a 13.7 percent growth when compared to the first seven months of last year.

India, China and Britain remained the leading markets with India generating 14 percent of the total traffic received in July, China generating 13 percent and Britain generating 12 percent.

Europe continued to be the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 44 percent of the total traffic received in July 2018, while the Asia and Pacific accounted for 42% of total traffic, and the Middle East 7 percent.

 

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