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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 5.28 GMT

Tourist arrivals post 6.6 % growth in Jan.


Sri Lanka registered a tourism growth of 6.6% with a total visitors of 156,246 in January as per the provincial data with key markets of India at +28.8% with 22,944 visitors, UK at +4% with 13,410 visitors, France +7.9% with 9,095 visitors, Germany at +12.6% with 10,375 visitors, China at +8.9% with 11,375 visitors and Italy at +8.5% with 2,710 visitors Sri Lanka Tourism Bureau Chairman Rohantha Athukorala said.

"Sri Lanka Tourism is very focused at achieving the million visitor target by driving marketing where Sri Lanka as a tourism destination, made aware of the unique differentiating aspects like nature, heritage, culture and wellness, combined with the primary benefits of sun, sea and sand in one island which will enhance the holiday experience of a traveler", Athukorala said.

"We must build us on the good work done before and there must be consistency," he emphasized.





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