Sri Lanka continues upward trend in tourist arrivals: June up 19.0-pct

Jul 05, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals was up 19.0 percent to 146,828 in June 2018 from an year ago driven by the islands two largest source markets India and China, official data shows.

Almost 98  percent of tourists travelled by air to Sri Lanka.

As at 31st June 2018, 1,164,647 tourists had visited Sri Lanka for this year, a rise of 15.3 percent over last year when 1,010,444 tourists visited the country.

Asia and Pacific continued to be the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 58 percent of the total traffic
received in June 2018.

Europe accounted for 28 percent of the total traffic, America 7 percent, Middle East 6 percent and Africa 1 percent.