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Tourism record in September

Arrivals jump 35.9 percent

Tourist arrival to Sri Lanka in September jumped to an all-time record growth of 35.9 percent to cross 1.3 million, Sri Lanka Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau Chairman Dr Rohantha Athukorala.

The European tourists registered a growth of 11.2 percent whilst Asian travellers accounting for 45.2 percent grew by a commanding 27.9 percent to reach 595,583 visitors. This indicate the changing products range that Sri Lanka will be challenged with in the future, he said.

Dr. Athukorala said that rather than focussing on numbers, Sri Lanka must generate quality tourism which is where the 2016 marketing plan will target. 

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