Sri Lanka aims 3 million tourists in 2019

(MENAFN – NewsIn.Asia) Colombo, Aug 22 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Tourism Minister, John Amaratunga on Wednesday said the government hoped to attract at least 3 million tourists in 2019, making Sri Lanka one of the most sought after destinations in the global tourism map. Amaratunga said the government hoped to launch a new country branding […]

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Facing up to realities: China, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Sri Lanka – TTG Asia

When asked what they foresee as their biggest challenge this year, it’s clear that the growing tentacles of online platforms is the elephant in the room for many inbound agents across Asia. Other bugbears include geopolitics, which affects their market mix, and a lack of destination marketing wherewithals. CHINAChina welcomed 69.5 million arrivals in 1H2017, […]

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Sri Lanka may allow visa-free entry for Indian tourists soon – Livemint

Indians do not require a visa to travel to Nepal and Bhutan, at present. Photo: iStockphoto Colombo: Indian tourists visiting Sri Lanka may soon be exempted from visa requirement as the government is mulling granting visa -free entry to visitors from countries like India and China, Sri Lanka’s tourism minister John Amaratunga said today. He […]

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Sri Lanka: Tourist Arrivals Up 6% In July

The total number of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during July 2018 was 217,829. In comparison to July last year, there is a growth of 6% when the arrivals were 205,482. The largest source market for tourists in July was India, followed by China and United Kingdom. As at July 31, 1,382,476 tourists had visited […]

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