Sri Lanka welcomed a total of 22,200 international visitors for the first eight days of June, maintaining a tourist inflow momentum similar to that of May.
The provisional data released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority showed that the daily arrival average for the month so far is 2,775.
For the corresponding period in May, the daily arrival average was of 2,675, which indicates a slight improvement in the daily arrivals.
Accordingly, the cumulative arrivals for the January 1 to June 8, 2023, stand at 546,686. Sri Lanka could cross the 600,000 tourist arrivals mark by the end of this month, if the current momentum is maintained.
India, once again, tops the list as the largest tourist traffic generator. For the first week of June, the neighbouring giant accounted for 28 percent of the total arrivals.
Ranking second was the Russian Federation, accounting for 9 percent of the total tourist traffic. In the third place was the United Kingdom, accounting for 7 percent of tourist arrivals, followed by Australia and Germany, where each accounted for 5 percent to the total tourist arrivals.
The other key markets included China, Canada, the United States, Maldives and France.
Sri Lanka aims to attract two million international visitors by the end of this year.
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