According to provisional data released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Sri Lanka welcomed 22,200 international visitors/foreign tourists to Sri Lanka for the first eight days of June. According to the provisional data released, the average daily arrival for the month so far is 2,775.
Accordingly, it is stated that the cumulative arrivals during the period from January 1 to June 8, 2023 will be 546,686.
If the current progress is maintained, it is expected that by the end of this month, tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka may exceed 6 lakhs.
Ranking first was India with the largest tourist traffic generator accounting for 28 percent of the total arrivals. second was the Russian Federation, accounting for 9 percent of the total tourist traffic. In third place was the United Kingdom, accounting for 7 percent of tourist arrivals, followed by Australia and Germany, where each accounted for 5 percent of the total tourist arrivals.
The other key markets include China, Canada, the United States, Maldives, and France. Sri Lanka aims to attract two million international visitors by the end of this year.