Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka surpass 1.4 mln this year
Posted on December 24th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana

Sri Lanka received over 1.4 million tourists by the end of the third week of December, the latest statistics released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) show.

The SLTDA weekly report on tourist arrivals released on Saturday shows that 1,404,998 tourists have arrived by Dec. 21, 2023.

According to the report, 128,047 tourists arrived in Sri Lanka between Dec. 1 and Dec. 21.

In 2022, Sri Lanka only received 719,978 tourists for the whole year, the SLTDA data showed.

India, Russia, Britain, Germany, Australia, and China are among the top source markets in December.

Tourism is one of Sri Lanka’s top foreign revenue generators. In late November, the government waived visa fees for nationals from China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Japan to boost tourism in the coming season.

Source: Xinhua

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