SL tourism boom in year-end

SL tourism fruitful in last quarter of 2021, says Ministry

by Staff Writer 21-12-2021 | 12:31 PM
COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka's Ministry of Tourism states that the number of tourists visiting the island on a daily - basis has exceeded 3,000 mostly from neighbouring India. Ministry secretary Siripala Hettiarachchi said the ease of restrictions in August helped reach set target arrivals of tourists. September - 13,000 October - 22,000 + November - 44,000 + December (to date)- 44,000 + Hettiarachchi noted close to 150,000 tourist arrivals have been recorded from January 2021 to date. He further noted a target of 200,000 arrivals was set for this year and they hope to reach at least 175,000 to 185,000 tourist arrivals at the end of the year (2021).