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Over 200,000 tourist arrivals during first 65 days of 2022

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The number of tourist arrivals in the first 65 days of this year has exceeded 200,000. Accordingly, the number of tourists who arrived in the country from January 1 this year to March 6 is 200,798, said Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga.

According to records of the Tourism Development Authority (TDA), 21,964 tourists arrived in the country during the first six days of March this year, 82,327 tourists in January and 96,507 in February.This is the highest number of tourists visiting the country during a month, after two years.

Based on TDA records the most number of tourists to have arrived in the country in March is from India which were 4,395 and 3,094 tourists have come from the Russian Federation and 2,240 from Germany, while there were 969 tourists from France. When considering the records for the past two months, the greatest number of tourists to arrive in this country has been from the Russian Federation.

Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga said that Sri Lanka is currently paying special attention to the new tourism market targets in the world. 

 The Minister pointed out that attention has been drawn to a number of countries which had not previously promoted Sri Lanka as a tourist destination and special promotion programmes have been planned targeting those countries.

In addition, a global tourism promotion program is planned to be launched this year.

The Minister of Finance had recently agreed to provide US $ 56 billion for this purpose in the second quarter of this year.Accordingly, these activities will be carried outRanatunga said.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 – 01:00

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