Visitor arrivals to Sri Lanka down 13% in 1H2019, arrivals down 57% in Jun-2019

    Sri Lanka‘s Tourism Development Authority reported (07-Jul-2019) visitor arrivals to Sri Lanka for Jun-2019 and the six months ended Jun-2019. Details include:

    • Jun-2019:
      • Visitor arrivals: 63,072, -57.0% year-on-year;
        • India: 15,048, -54.4%;
        • Australia: 4410, -55.9%;
        • UK: 4365, -63.9%;
        • China (including Hong Kong and Macau): 3496, -82.9%;
        • Maldives: 3350, -37.5%;
        • Germany: 3312, -42.8%;
        • Canada: 2827, -39.5%;
        • US: 2412, -51.6%;
        • France: 1989, -46.1%;
        • Saudi Arabia: 1500, -72.3%;
    • Six months ended Jun-2019:
      • Visitor arrivals: 1.0 million, -13.4% year-on-year;
        • India: 156,872, -24.0%;
        • UK: 117,504, -5.7%;
        • China (including Hong Kong and Macau): 97,560, -28.4%;
        • Germany: 71,438, -11.0%;
        • France: 55,401, -5.7%;
        • Australia: 47,079, -11.1%;
        • Russia: 44,422, +16.5%;
        • US: 38,690, -5.6%;
        • Maldives: 28,352, -15.3%;
        • Canada: 26,463, -4.6%.