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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 5.58 GMT

Tourist arrivals up in October

 

The number of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka went up 15.5% to 80,379 in the month of October 2012, compared to October 2011 which was only 69,563, according to the latest figures released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA).

Up to October 2012, 774,151 tourists arrived in the country.

Figures showed an increase in the number of arrivals from Western Europe, East Asia and North America.

The number of visitors from Western Europe rose by 1.9 percent (24,303) with tourists from Germany up 6.9 percent (5,385), UK up 18.3 percent (8,767), the number of visitors from Switzerland is 1,634 and Italy up 19.4 percent (831), according to the SLTDA.

Arrivals from East Asia increased 35.2 percent (11,168), with Malaysian arrivals to 2,462, and those from Taiwan (P.C.) up to 1,902.

Arrivals from Australasia went up by 40.2 percent to 4,017 within the month of October 2012. The number of visitors from South Africa went up by 243.5 percent to 426.

Tourist arrivals in the country increased sharply from May 2009 after defeating 30 years of terrorism.


 


 

 
 
   
   
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