Journal : Global Times (English) Date : Author : NA Page No. : NA

Source: Global Times

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka rose by 13.7 percent in October year-on-year with the Indian and Chinese markets recording commendable growth, statistics from that country’s Tourism Department showed on Tuesday.

More than 20,000 Chinese tourists arrived in Sri Lanka last month, up 19.8 percent from the same period last year.

Indian tourist arrivals stood at 36,471 in October, a 19.3 percent increase year-on-year.

China, which has become the second-largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka, has helped improve the island nation’s tourism industry.

Sri Lanka was able to attract around 200,000 Chinese tourists in 2015.

The government expected to attract at least 3 million tourists by the end of this year, and it has set a target of 4 million by 2020.

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