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Tuesday, 03 January 2017 - 8:38
Sri Lanka targets 2.5 mn tourists in 2017
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Sri Lanka said yesterday, that it has set a target of welcoming 2.5 million tourists to the island nation in 2017.

Tourism Minister John Amaratunga told Xinhua news agency that the country had already exceeded the 2 million tourist arrival mark in 2016 and now it hoped to attract a further 2.5 million tourists by the end of 2017.

Up to November 2016, the government had achieved a little more than 1.8 million tourists with the leading markets being India and China.

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