Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka tourist arrivals drop 22.5 percent in October 2019
Thu, Nov 7, 2019, 11:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 07, Colombo: The number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka declined for the seventh straight month in October 2019 by 22.5 percent in comparison to 2018 October while gradually recovering from the plunge following the Easter Sunday attacks in April this year.

According to the latest data from the Tourism Ministry, total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka in October 2019 118,743. In comparison to October last year, there was a decline of 22.5% when the arrivals were 153,123.

However, tourist arrivals has been gradually rising following the suicide bomb attacks on churches and hotels in the country on Easter Sunday this year. Year-on-Year tourist arrivals declined 27.7% in September, 28% in August, 46% in July, 57% in June and 70.8% in May this year.

This month, the largest source market for tourists was India, followed by China and the United Kingdom.

As at 31st October 2019, 1,495,055 of tourists had visited Sri Lanka for this year. It is a decline of 20.7% over last year when 1,885,045 of tourists has visited the country during the same period.

Asia and Pacific became the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 56% of the total traffic received in October 2019. Europe accounted for 37% of the total traffic, America 5%, Middle East 2% and Africa 0.5%.

India, China, United Kingdom, Germany and Russia were Sri Lanka's top five international tourist generating markets in the month of October this year. India was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 28% of the total traffic received in October 2019. China accounted for 10% of the total traffic; while United Kingdom, Germany and Russia accounted for 7%, 7% and 5% respectively.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
President says by being non-partisan he paves the way for a peaceful election for the first time in history
-- [32 minutes ago]
Finance Minister requests EC to take action against false reports on wheat flour price increase
-- [1 hour and 21 minutes ago]
SLTDA and DCC & CRM sign MOU to fasten investment approvals for tourism
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka trade deficit widens in September 2019 as exports decline
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka PM requests citizens to vote peacefully and maintain law and order for a free and fair election
-- [6 hours ago]
Chinese PLA Navy ship arrives at the port of Colombo in Sri Lanka
-- [7 hours ago]
Expressway bus fares reduced from midnight today
-- [7 hours ago]
Report on presidential election said to be by intelligence services circulating in social media false - Police
-- [8 hours ago]
No permission to raise flour prices - Finance Minister
-- [8 hours ago]
President presents productivity awards for winners of Presidential Secretariat
-- [9 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.