Visitor arrivals to Sri Lanka down 13% in 1H2019, arrivals down 57% in Jun-2019

7 July, 2019

Sri Lanka's Tourism Development Authority reported (07-Jul-2019) visitor arrivals to Sri Lanka for Jun-2019 and the six months ended Jun-2019. Details include:

  • Jun-2019:
    • Visitor arrivals: 63,072, -57.0% year-on-year;
      • India: 15,048, -54.4%;
      • Australia: 4410, -55.9%;
      • UK: 4365, -63.9%;
      • China (including Hong Kong and Macau): 3496, -82.9%;
      • Maldives: 3350, -37.5%;
      • Germany: 3312, -42.8%;
      • Canada: 2827, -39.5%;
      • US: 2412, -51.6%;
      • France: 1989, -46.1%;
      • Saudi Arabia: 1500, -72.3%;
  • Six months ended Jun-2019:
    • Visitor arrivals: 1.0 million, -13.4% year-on-year;
      • India: 156,872, -24.0%;
      • UK: 117,504, -5.7%;
      • China (including Hong Kong and Macau): 97,560, -28.4%;
      • Germany: 71,438, -11.0%;
      • France: 55,401, -5.7%;
      • Australia: 47,079, -11.1%;
      • Russia: 44,422, +16.5%;
      • US: 38,690, -5.6%;
      • Maldives: 28,352, -15.3%;
      • Canada: 26,463, -4.6%. [more - original PR]