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Wednesday, 07 November 2012 - 13:13
Tourism revenue reaches US $ 720 mn mark
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The revenue generated from the Tourism Industry had shown a 22 % increase as against the previous year and has reached 720 million dollars by September 2012.

The country is looking at increasing this to one billion dollars by the end of this year. Up to September, there had been 693 thousand arrivals.

Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau, said that September last year, the industry’s earnings had been 582.5 million dollars and year-end total was US 840 million dollars.

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