Visitor arrivals to Sri Lanka up 10% in 2018

    Sri Lanka‘s Tourism Development Authority reported (06-Jan-2018) visitor arrivals to Sri Lanka for Dec-2018 and 2018. Details include:

    • Dec-2018:
      • Visitor arrivals: 253,169, +3.5% year-on-year;
        • India: 45,797, -4.2%;
        • UK: 26,828, +23.3%;
        • China (including Hong Kong and Macau): 18,283, -4.9%;
        • Germany: 16,624, +37.1%;
        • Australia: 14,961, -0.6%;
        • Maldives: 12,054, -9.1%;
        • Russia: 11,258, +13.2%;
        • France: 9475, +7.0%;
        • US: 8848, -3.0%;
        • Sweden: 6834, +16.6%;
    • 12 months ended Dec-2018:
      • Visitor arrivals: 2.3 million, +10.3%;
        • India: 424,887;
        • China: 265,965;
        • UK: 254,176;
        • Germany: 156,888;
        • Australia: 110,928;
        • France: 106,449.