Tourists Visit Sri Lanka in July's First Week

Over 40,000 Tourists Visit Sri Lanka in July’s First Week

News Today: Sri Lanka Welcomes Over 40,000 Tourists in First Week of July

Sri Lanka has reported 43,083 tourist arrivals in the first week of July 2024, according to the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA). With these current figures, the SLTDA reports that a total of 1,053,332 tourist arrivals have been recorded so far in 2024. This influx highlights the country’s growing appeal as a travel destination.

From the first week of July, the highest number of tourists came from India, totaling 13,693. The United Kingdom followed with 3,455 tourists, China with 2,640, Australia with 2,318, and Germany with 1,827, rounding off the top five source markets. Tourist arrivals were also reported from France, the USA, Canada, Switzerland, and the Netherlands during this period, indicating a diverse interest in Sri Lanka from across the globe.

The SLTDA has noted that these figures are a positive sign for the tourism industry, which is recovering strongly post-pandemic. This increase in tourist numbers is expected to boost the local economy significantly, providing more opportunities for businesses and individuals involved in the tourism sector.

Additionally, the ongoing Dawoodi Bohra International Convention is anticipated to bring over 30,000 religious visitors from more than 40 countries to Sri Lanka. This event not only adds to the tourist count but also highlights Sri Lanka as a hub for international conventions and religious gatherings.

The rise in tourist arrivals underscores the effectiveness of Sri Lanka’s promotional campaigns and the appeal of its diverse attractions, from cultural heritage sites to beautiful beaches. As the country continues to attract visitors, the tourism industry is poised for continued growth and development.