Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 26-pct in Aug; India, China surge

Monday, 16 September 2013 - 14:24


Sri Lankas tourist arrivals surged 26.1 percent in August 2013 from a year earlier to 100 thousand 224, with India, Germany and China surging.

Arrivals up to August were up 14.3 percent to 711 thousand 446.

Indian arrivals, the largest source market, rose 29.2 percent to 14 thousand 528 in August showing strong growth for the second month in a row after bucking a near two year trend in lackluster performance.