In 2011, Sri Lanka visitor arrivals totalled 53,626, up 7.82% over 2010.
During January to April 2012, Thailand welcomed 22,132 Sri Lankan visitors, up by 17.24% over the same period of 2011.
The Executive Director, of ASEAN South Asia and South Pacific Region Department of Tourism Authority of Thailand, had stated that there is tremendous potential for tourism development between the two countries, because the similarity of the cultural aspects and South Asia, was a major part of their tourism focus for 2012.
He added that it has the best possible of all worlds - demographics, proximity and spending power. In addition to India, they also see strong potential to boost arrivals from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.