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Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 06.27 GMT

Tourist arrivals up in June


The number of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka went up 12.8% to 73,628 in the month of June 2013, compared to June 2012 which was only 65,245, according to the latest figures released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA).

512,281 tourists arrived up to June in 2013.

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

The number of visitors from Western Europe rose by 14.0 percent (19,731) with tourists from France up 12.3 percent (2,545), Belgium up 46.8 percent (555), the number of visitors from the UK is 6,400 and Germany up 6.4 percent (3,248), according to the SLTDA.

Arrivals from East Asia increased 33.1 percent (11,679), with Malaysian arrivals to 1,600, and those from Korea (South) up to 491.

Arrivals from Australasia went up by 2.9 percent to 4,176 within the month of June 2013. The number of visitors from South Africa went up by 28.8 percent to 206.





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