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Sunday, 11 March 2012 - 19:49
German tourist arrivals to hit new high
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Tourists from Germany will be the largest European tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka soon.

Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardane who spoke after the opening ceremony of the ITB Berlin exhibition said that there were 55,000 German arrivals last year and with the assistance of SriLankan airlines, they could improve on this figure.

He said that the hotel sector was facing a construction boom and 22,000 star class rooms would be built in the next four years.

He said that in addition to the rooms several other tourism-related projects such as golf courses, theme parks, shopping malls, Yacht Marinas, taxi services and domestic airlines too would be added from the leisure sector to the countries infrastructure.

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