Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 13:32
Sri Lanka tourism anticipates over $ 2 b earnings
Sri Lanka can surpass the 2 billion dollar foreign revenue injection from the tourism industry by end this year, if conditions remain stable and arrival numbers continue on an increasing trend.
An anticipated 10-12% increase in domestic tourism activity this year, exceeding the six million listed last year, would add to the victory, in the backdrop of domestic travel exceeding two million by end March this year.
Sri Lanka Tourism Director General yesterday noted that given the steady rise in tourism numbers to reach half a million by end April recording a 27.6% increase over the same period last year, the industry is poised to reach beyond 2 billion dollar earnings by end this year.