Sri Lanka’s tourism industry has seen a continued rebound, with over 100,000 tourist arrivals within the first 26 days of February 2023, according to Minister of Tourism Harin Fernando. This marks the second consecutive month that Sri Lanka’s tourism industry has recorded such numbers.
Statistics retrieved by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) reveal that a total of 102,545 tourist arrivals were recorded in January of this year. The majority of tourists were identified as Russian nationals, while tourists from India, Britain, Germany, France, Australia, Canada, America, and Israel were also among the foreign arrivals.
The impressive tourist arrival figures are a testament to the Sri Lankan government’s efforts to revive the tourism industry, which was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the launch of various promotional campaigns and the implementation of stringent health and safety protocols, the government aims to further increase tourist arrivals in the coming months.
The tourism industry is a vital component of Sri Lanka’s economy, and the continued growth in tourist arrivals will undoubtedly provide a much-needed boost to the country’s economy. The government’s commitment to supporting the tourism industry, coupled with the beautiful natural attractions and warm hospitality of the Sri Lankan people, bode well for the industry’s continued success.