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Tourism arrivals drop by 7.5% in April

The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during April 2019 was 166,975. In comparison to April last year, there was a decline of 7.5% where the arrivals were 180,429 which is estimated to be a direct consequence of Easter Sunday Attacks took place on April 21.

Last month, the largest source markets for tourists were United Kingdom, followed by India and Germany. As of April 30, 907,575 of tourists had visited Sri Lanka which is a 2.2% growth compared to the year 2018 where 888,353 tourists had visited the country during the same period.

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority is positive that the Tourism industry could be revived back to normal in the coming weeks despite the current situation.

Sri Lanka target for 2019 was 3 million arrivals and a revenue in the excess of US$ 5 million according to Minister of Tourism John Amaratunge.

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