Sri Lanka sees tourist growth

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

Tourist ar­rivals to Sri Lanka rose by 13.7 per­cent in Oc­to­ber year-on-year with the In­dian and Chi­nese mar­kets record­ing a com­mend­able growth, sta­tis­tics from the Tourism Depart­ment showed on Tues­day. More than 20,000 Chi­nese tourists ar­rived in Sri Lanka last month, up 19.8 per­cent from the same pe­riod last year. In­dian tourist ar­rivals were 36,471 in Oc­to­ber, a 19.3-per­cent increase year-onyear. Over­all, Sri Lanka re­ceived 150,419 visi­tors last month and tourist ar­rivals in the first 10 months of this year have risen 14.6 per­cent to over 1.65 mil­lion.

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