The number of tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka dropped 6.5 percent year-on-year to 228,434 in January 2020, after a 4.5 percent drop in the previous month. It was the tenth consecutive monthly fall in tourist arrivals, following attacks in the Indian Ocean Island on Easter Sunday. Visitors from Europe became the largest source of tourist to Sri Lanka with 50 percent of total arrivals, while that of Asia Pacific accounted 40 percent of total arrivals. Among major sources of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka, the number of visitors fell the most from the China (-15.3 percent to 22,363), the UK (-18.8 percent to 21,138), Germany (-18.1 percent to 11,494) and Australia (-21.7 percent to 8,115). Since the Easter Sunday attacks, the number of foreign visitors has fallen to the lowest level since the end of the country's civil war a decade ago.
Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka averaged 52151.42 from 1977 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 253169 in December of 2018 and a record low of 5536 in June of 1977. This page provides - Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: Ceylon Tourist Board
Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka is expected to be 205000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka to stand at 220000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 240000.00 in 2021 and 250000.00 in 2022, according to our econometric models.