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Tourism income tops USD 1.56Bn

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The tourism sector earnings spiked with the resurgence of tourist arrivals and is expected to increase to over USD 4 billion by 2025. From January to September 2023 earnings from tourism were at around USD 1.56 billion.

Meanwhile, by October 20, 2023, a total number of 1,080,573 tourists had arrived. The best month for 2023 was in July which saw the highest number of 143,039. In 2022 the entire year attracted only 719,978.

India was number one source destination for Sri Lanka in October with 15,861 arrivals accounting to 25% while the Russian Federation despite the war with Ukraine was at number two place with 5,666 arrivals.

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