Sri Lanka vacationer arrivals report progress in Feb. on robust rise from China

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka exceeded 200,000 in February, a 19.three p.c progress in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months, primarily as a consequence of a powerful rise from China, statistics from the Sri Lanka Tourism Ministry confirmed right here Friday.

China emerged because the main market adopted by India and the United Kingdom.

A complete of 35,929 vacationers arrived from China in February, a 42.three p.c improve from the identical interval of final 12 months.

India recorded over 32,000 vacationers whereas over 23,000 arrived from the United Kingdom.

So far this 12 months, 474,542 vacationers have visited Sri Lanka, a 13.eight p.c progress in comparison with final 12 months.

Region sensible, Europe continued to be the biggest supply of vacationer site visitors to Sri Lanka with a 52 p.c progress adopted by Asia and Pacific with a 41 progress, America recorded a 5 p.c progress and Middle East recorded a 2 p.c progress.

China has been one of many main markets for Sri Lanka with over 268,000 Chinese vacationers visiting Sri Lanka final 12 months.

Tourism Minister John Amaratunga stated the nation hoped to draw not less than 1 million vacationers from China per 12 months by 2020 as China was a powerful marketplace for Sri Lanka.

Overall Sri Lanka obtained greater than 2.three million vacationers final 12 months, the very best ever recorded in historical past.

(Xinhua)


Sri Lanka vacationer arrivals report progress in Feb. on robust rise from China by: Farah Grimm published:

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