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Sri Lanka tourist arrivals down 9.5-pct in Nov 2019


Dec 05, 2019 (LBO) - Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals were down 9.5 percent in November 2019 to 176,984 from 195,582 a year earlier, new data show.

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) said yesterday arrivals up to November was 1.672 million, down from 2.08 million or 19.6 percent from a year earlier.

The island is targeting about 1.9 million tourists in 2019, after initially expecting about 2.

5 million tourists for 2019.

Following the Easter attacks, tourist arrivals slumped by 70.8 percent to a record low of 37,802 in May.

The change in arrivals between 2018 and 2019 was 57 percent in June, 46.

9 percent in July, 28.3 percent in August, 27.2 percent in September, 22.5 percent in October and 9.5 percent in November.

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