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March tourist arrivals up by 4.7%

The total number of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during March 2019 was 244,328. In comparison to March last year, there was a growth of 4.7% when the arrivals were 233,382.

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

Almost 93 % of tourists travelled by air to Sri Lanka.

Europe became the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 49% of the total traffic received in March 2019. Asia and Pacific accounted for 40% of the total traffic, America 8%, Middle East 2% and Africa 1%. India, United Kingdom, China, Germany and France were Sri Lanka’s top five international tourist generating markets in the month of March this year.

India was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 14% of the total traffic received in March 2019.

UK accounted for 12% of the total traffic; while China, Germany and France accounted for 10%, 7% and 6% respectively.


 

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