June tourist arrivals up 2%

Reuters: Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka rose 2.2 %  year-on-year in June, government data showed on Monday, with the number of foreign visitors rising for the 86th straight month since a nearly three-decade-long civil war ended in May, 2009.

Total arrivals hit a record high of 1.8 million in 2015, while revenue from the island nation’s leisure sector also peaked to $2.86 billion last year.

Sri Lankan Tourism Minister John Amaratunga has said the country’s tourism industry was targeting 2.5 million visitors this year and revenues of $3.5 billion.

Source : http://www.ft.lk/article/552883/June-tourist-arrivals-up-2-#sthash.9uyEjEPA.dpuf

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