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Sri Lanka registers tourism growth in January 2015

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

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Sri Lanka Tourism Bureau announced a 6.6 percent growth in tourist arrivals for the first month of 2015. Sri Lanka Tourism Bureau Chairman Rohantha Athukorala said that Sri Lanka Tourism is focused on achieving its one million visitor’s target. Sri Lanka will be marketed as a tourism destination where offers travelers a holiday experience with many unique aspects of the country such as nature, heritage, culture and wellness in combination to its primary products of sea, sun and sand in one island.

sri lanka on mapAccording to the bureau, Sri Lanka registered a tourism growth of 6.6% with a total visitors of 156,246 in January as per the provincial data with key markets of India at +28.8% with 22,944 visitors, UK at +4% with 13,410 visitors, France +7.9% with 9,095 visitors, Germany at +12.6% with 10,375 visitors, China at +8.9% with 11,375 visitors and Italy at +8.5% with 2,710 visitors.

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