Category Archives: Sri Lanka Tourism

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 13.8% in Aug’14

Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals rose 13.8 percent to 140,319 in August 2014 from a year earlier, driven by China and India, data from the state tourism promotion office showed. In the first eight months of 2014 arrivals were up 23.1 percent … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka Tourism welcomes 1,000,000th tourist

Achieving another milestone in the country’s booming tourism industry, Sri Lanka Tourism welcomed the arrival of 1,000,000th tourist in 2014 at the Bandaranaike International Airport yesterday. Sri Lanka Tourism officials including Managing Director Rumy Jauffer along with representatives from the … Continue reading

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Top 12 arrivals to Sri Lanka by country of residence for the month of July 2014

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July Tourist arrivals up 25%

Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals in the month of July rose 25.2 percent year-on-year (YoY) to 133,971, helped by increased tourist arrivals from China, Russia and the Middle Eastern region. Most of the tourist arrivals were from Western Europe with 278,667 … Continue reading

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March tourist arrivals up 17.5%

Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals rose 17.5 percent Year- on-Year (YoY) to 133,048 in March 2014, with Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and the UAE leading the list, data released by the country’s tourism authority showed. Arrivals in the first three months … Continue reading

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February tourist arrivals up 24.5%

Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals rose 24.5 percent Yearon-Year (YoY) to 141,878 in February 2014, with India, Russia and China leading the list, data released by the country’s tourism authority showed. Arrivals in the first two months of the year were … Continue reading

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Tourism with a different approach – Responsible Tourism

In Nov’13, CFH invited 12 travel agents in France who feature Sri Lanka as a leading destination in their travel solutions. It was conducted in collaboration with one of their prime tour operators “PARTIR” in view of exploring the potentials … Continue reading

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January tourist arrivals up 32%

Sri Lanka received 146,575 tourists during the month of January (2014), up 32.6 percent from the corresponding month of the previous year, data released by the country’s tourism authority revealed. Tourist arrivals from East Asia topped the list in terms … Continue reading

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Kandy expressway to begin in January 2014

The construction work ont the northern expressway linking Colombo to Kurunegala, Dambulla and Kandy,will begin in January, Minister Nirmala Kotalawala said yesterday. Under the first phase, the proposed expressway will be linked to the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway and will extend up … Continue reading

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September tourist arrivals up 26%

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka in the month of September rose 26.2 percent from a year ago to 89 761, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority statics showed. During the first nine months of 2013, the arrivals rose 15.5 percent Year-on-Year … Continue reading

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