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    Tourist arrivals up 19% in June Featured

    July 05, 2018

    The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during June 2018 was 146,828. In comparison to June last year, there is a growth of 19.0 % when the arrivals were 123,351. This month, the largest source market for tourists was India, followed by China and United Kingdom.

    As at June 31, 2018, 1,164,647 tourists had visited Sri Lanka for this year. It is a 15.3% growth over last year when 1,010,444 tourists had visited the country during the same period. Asia and Pacific continued to be the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 58% of the total traffic received in June 2018. Europe accounted for 28% of the total traffic, America 7%, Middle East 6% and Africa 1%.

    India, China, United Kingdom, Australia and Germany were Sri Lanka’s top five international tourist generating markets in the month of June this year. India was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 22% of the total traffic received in June 2018. China accounted for 14% of the total traffic, while United Kingdom, Australia and Germany accounted for 8%, 7% and 4% respectively. It was observed that almost 98% of tourists travelled by air to Sri Lanka.

    Last modified on Thursday, 05 July 2018 09:39

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