Sri Lanka targets China tourists

Friday, 01 March 2013 - 12:29



Minister Keheliya Rambukwelle said Sri Lanka will invite over 100 travel agents from China as part of efforts to boost visitors from the country where outbound tourism is growing.

The cabinet of minister had approved a proposal by Minister Basil Rajapaksa to invite the travel agents on a familiarization tour of the country.

In 2013 Sri Lanka is targeting 60,000 Chinese visitors as part of efforts to attract 1.25 million tourists an ambitious 25 percent growth over 2012.

In 2012 visitors from China grew 58.1 percent to 25 thousand 781.