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Friday, August 23, 2013 - 06.26 GMT

Earnings from tourism continue to record sound growth


Earnings from tourism continue to record sound growth. Earnings from tourism grew by 29.0 per cent in June 2013 to US dollars 81 million, from the US dollar 63 million recorded in June 2012, stated the Central Bank in its External Sector Performance Reviews.

Total earnings from tourism during the first half of 2013 recorded a growth of 22.9 per cent and amounted to US dollars 565.3 million, compared to the cumulative earnings of US dollars 459.9 million received from tourism during the corresponding period of 2012.

Tourist arrivals increased by 12.8 per cent to 73,628 in June 2013, raising the total number of tourists who visited Sri Lanka during the first half of the year to 512,281, the Bank further said.






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