Sri Lanka Bets On Indian Visitors To Boost Tourism

Sri Lanka is betting big on Indian visitors as the island nation is expecting a 20 per cent growth in arrival of travellers to 2.4 million in the current year, an official said on Tuesday.

“Last year, about two million international visitors travelled to Sri Lanka and we expect it to reach 2.4 million this year. Of two million visitors, there were over three lakh Indians,” Sri Lanka Convention Bureau’s Chairman Kumar De Silva said on the sidelines of an interactive session organised by MCCI.

According to him, India is the largest source market for tourists for Sri Lanka. Of the total visitors, about 90 per cent were tourists and the rest was for other purposes including business engagements, he said, adding that the country was also focusing at travellers for business meetings. Read More

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