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Thursday, 07 July 2016 - 6:36
Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 2.2-pct in June 2016
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Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals grew just 2.2 percent to 118,038 in June this year, from a year earlier, with arrivals from India and China continuing their upward trend.

In the six months to June, total tourist arrivals grew 16.2 percent to 964,267.

Total arrivals hit a high of 1.8 million in 2015, while revenue from the leisure sector also peaked to 2.86 billion US dollars last year.

The island is targeting 2.5 million visitors this year and revenues of 3.5 billion US dollars.

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