Tourist arrivals for first 13 days of March cross 50,000 mark
Daily arrival average for first two weeks of March improves to 4,141
Sri Lanka is witnessing a steady inflow of international tourist arrivals for the month of March, with the arrivals crossing the 50,000 mark, as of March 13.
The provisional data from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority showed that for the first 13 days of March, the island nation welcomed a total of 53,838. This brings the cumulative arrivals for the January 01 to March 13 period to 264,022. When compared with the same period, last year, the inflow of international visitors has expanded by about 15 percent.
The daily arrival average for the first two weeks of March has improved to 4,141. The Russian Federation tops the list as the largest tourist traffic generator, accounting for 24 percent of the total arrivals. Ranking second is India, contributing to 14 percent of the tourist arrivals. Ranking third is Germany, bringing in 8 percent of the total number of international visitors. The United Kingdom dropped to the fourth place, from third and contributed to 7 percent of the total tourist arrivals.
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