Sri Lanka records over 200,000 tourist arrivals for second consecutive month in 2024

Sri Lanka records over 200,000 tourist arrivals for second consecutive month in 2024

March 2, 2024   02:54 pm

Sri Lanka has recorded 218,350 tourist arrivals for February 2024, the highest number per month since January 2020.

This also marks the second consecutive month with over 200,000 arrivals, with January recording as many as 208,253 arrivals, Minister of Tourism Harin Fernando revealed.

Taking to X (formerly Twitter) to announce this, Fernando pointed out that the estimated earnings for the first two months of 2024 is USD 710 million accordingly. 

Meanwhile on Friday (01), the Central Bank’s latest report on external sector performance disclosed that Sri Lanka’s earnings from tourism were estimated at USD 342 million in January 2024, which is the highest monthly value the country has witnessed since January 2020.

The country also attracted as many as 208,253 tourists in January this year, as opposed to 102,545 arrivals recorded during the corresponding period in 2023.

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