Visitor arrivals to Sri Lanka up 5% in 1Q2019

    Sri Lanka‘s Tourism Development Authority reported (07-Apr-2019) visitor arrivals to Sri Lanka for Mar-2019 and three months ended Mar-2019. Details include:

    • Mar-2019:
      • Visitor arrivals: 244,328, +4.7% year-on-year;
        • India: 34,812, +5.6%;
        • UK: 29,682, +8.8%;
        • China (including Hong Kong and Macau): 23,759, +12.6%;
        • Germany: 18,134, -25.8%;
        • France: 13,957, -5.8%;
        • Russia: 12,705, +39.8%;
        • US: 12,543, +29.3%;
        • Australia: 11,441, +28.1%;
        • Maldives: 7802, +7.8%;
        • Canada: 6011, +17.6%;
    • Three months ended Mar-2019:
      •  Visitor arrivals: 740,600, +4.6%.