The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka surged 649.2 percent year-on-year to 37,760 in August of 2022, as soaring vaccinations around the world and eased restrictions for vaccinated travellers, India was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 16.1 percent of the total traffic, followed by the UK (13.2%), Russia (10.0%), Germany (8.1%), and France (5.7%). Visitors from Europe became the biggest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 59.3 percent of total arrivals in August, while those of Asia Pacific accounted for 28.0 percent. Tourist arrivals for the month of August have slumped by almost 65.5 percent, in comparison to March 2022, which recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals up to August, 2022, due to the effects of the current economic and political situation in Sri Lanka, and the gradual cessation of the peak travel season. source: Ceylon Tourist Board

Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka averaged 52407.80 from 1977 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 285334 in March of 2022 and a record low of 0 in April of 2020. This page provides - Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2022.

Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka is expected to be 100000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 250000.00 in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-08-09 01:00 AM Jul 47.3K 32.9K
2022-09-08 01:10 AM Aug 37.8K 47.3K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Tourist Arrivals 37760.00 47293.00 Aug 2022


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Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Jump 649.2% YoY in August
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka surged 649.2 percent year-on-year to 37,760 in August of 2022, as soaring vaccinations around the world and eased restrictions for vaccinated travellers, India was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 16.1 percent of the total traffic, followed by the UK (13.2%), Russia (10.0%), Germany (8.1%), and France (5.7%). Visitors from Europe became the biggest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 59.3 percent of total arrivals in August, while those of Asia Pacific accounted for 28.0 percent. Tourist arrivals for the month of August have slumped by almost 65.5 percent, in comparison to March 2022, which recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals up to August, 2022, due to the effects of the current economic and political situation in Sri Lanka, and the gradual cessation of the peak travel season.
2022-09-08
Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Surge 1,847.1% YoY in July
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka jumped 1,847.1 percent year-on-year to 47,293 in July of 2022, as soaring vaccinations around the world and eased restrictions for vaccinated travellers, India was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 16.3 percent of the total traffic, followed by the UK (12.8%), Russia (10.5%), Germany (8.1%), and France (5.5%). Visitors from Europe became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 62.8 percent of total arrivals in July, while those of Asia Pacific accounted for 23.4 percent. Tourist arrivals for the month of July have plunged by almost 55.5 percent, in comparison to March 2022, which recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals up to July, 2022, due to the effects of the current economic and political situation in Sri Lanka, and external factors such as the rising inflation and slowing growth that is indicative of stagflation in the main source markets.
2022-08-09
Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals Jump 1,935.7% YoY in June
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka surged 1,935.7 percent year-on-year to 32,856 in June of 2022, as soaring vaccinations around the world and softer restrictions for vaccinated travellers, India was the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka with 20.7 percent of the total traffic, followed by the UK (10.3%), Australia (7.6%), Germany (7.5%), and Canada (7.0%). Visitors from Europe became the largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka with 47 percent of total arrivals in June, while those of Asia Pacific accounted for 37.7 percent. Tourist arrivals for the month of June have plunged by almost 69 percent, in comparison to March 2022, which recorded the highest number of tourist arrivals up to June, 2022, due to the effects of the current economic and political situation in Sri Lanka, and the gradual cessation of the peak season.
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