The 100,000th Chinese tourist to visit Sri Lanka in 2014 arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake today.
Sri Lanka Tourism warmly welcomed Ha Yeon and Chen Yu Hua who arrived from Shanghai in a SriLankan Airlines flight UL 867 at 5.30 a.m. this morning.
Speaking to the media the celebrity tourists said that they decided to visit Sri Lanka when they saw the publicity programs and bus branding by Sri Lanka Tourism in the city of Shanghau.
They had obtained a tourist package from a travel agency called the China Merchant International Travel which in collaboration with Deluxe Vacations in Sri Lanka has sent about 25 Chinese tourists.
According to Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, in the first nine months of the year the number of Chinese tourists arriving in the island rose by an impressive 141.4 percent to reach 94,994.
In September alone tourists arrivals from China increased by 129.4 percent with 13,312 Chinese tourists visiting the island.