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    Tourist arrivals went up to153,123 in October Featured

    November 24, 2018

    The number of visitors from abroad to Sri Lanka went up year-on-year to 153,123 in October 2018, following a 2.8 percent rise in the previous month. Meanwhile, tourist arrivals from India, the Sri Lanka's largest source market of tourist, rose 3.2 percent to 38,169 persons.

    Biggest increases in arrivals were recorded from the UK (41.2 percent to 16,936) and Australia (33 percent to 6,847). Visitors from Europe accounted for 43 percent of all tourists visiting Sri Lanka and Asia Pacific accounted for 47 percent of the total.
    Considering January to October number of visitors increased by 10.6 percent year-on-year to 1.885 million. Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka averaged 49452.08 from 1977 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 244536 in December of 2017 and a record low of 5536 in June of 1977.

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