Sri Lanka’s July Tourist Arrivals: By Country

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka rose 9.5 percent in July over a year ago to a total of 98,944 persons.

The following is a table showing July tourist arrivals from the 15 largest visitor-generating markets by the Sri Lanka Tourist Board.

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                           July    June     May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.
                           2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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Total Arrivals           98,944  73,628  70,026  79,829  98,155  93,232  97,411
 YoY%                      9.5%   12.8%   21.8%   14.7%    7.7%   11.6%   13.4%

By Country              ---------------- Number of Visitors -------------------
 India                   15,032  13,856  17,233  14,333  11,789  11,139  15,631
 U.K.                    14,005   6,400   6,299   8,233  13,088  11,031  10,235
 Germany                  8,203   3,248   4,263   5,030   9,145   8,276   6,738
 France                   6,541   2,545   3,490   4,842   6,973   6,632   5,567
 Australia                4,754   3,718   2,848   4,047   3,952   2,873   4,949
 Netherlands              4,192   1,204   1,376   1,619   3,119   3,020   3,716
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                           July    June     May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.
                           2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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 China(P.R.)              3,626   2,765   2,493   2,971   2,208   3,669   2,476
 Canada                   3,375   3,112   2,027   1,887   2,498   1,868   2,435
 Maldives                 3,283   5,454   3,825   5,545   4,742   3,210   4,563
 Switzerland              3,194     792     720   1,447   2,017   2,980   2,017
 U.S.A.                   3,048   3,192   2,373   2,666   3,019   2,493   2,993
 Middle East              2,751   6,842   2,632   3,263   3,796   3,887   4,077
 Japan                    2,402   1,709   2,114   2,396   2,515   2,676   2,048
 Norway                   1,821   1,668     365     704     487     464   1,087
 Belgium                  1,812     555     343   1,022   1,136   1,272   1,452

By Country              -------------------------- YoY% -----------------------
 India                    30.0%    0.7%    8.5%   -7.1%  -18.1%   -1.8%    7.0%
 U.K.                      2.7%    5.3%   27.5%    2.7%    8.8%   26.1%   25.4%
 Germany                  40.2%    6.4%   45.5%    8.3%   16.3%    8.1%   13.6%
 France                    5.7%   12.3%    8.2%    6.8%    7.0%    4.0%   16.4%
 Australia                 5.6%    3.4%   19.4%   13.9%   29.7%   -1.2%   28.4%
 Netherlands               5.8%   19.6%   44.7%   14.1%   12.8%    1.1%    3.5%
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                           July    June     May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.
                           2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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 China(P.R.)              84.4%  125.3%   59.4%   98.5%   53.1%   89.1%   26.8%
 Canada                  -16.8%   -7.1%    5.4%   13.7%    1.8%  -17.1%    0.1%
 Maldives                  5.8%   29.4%    3.7%   82.3%   23.1%   20.0%   45.8%
 Switzerland               8.3%   23.6%   11.8%   21.7%    5.7%   27.1%    6.3%
 U.S.A.                    2.9%    8.5%   34.7%   68.9%   28.9%   30.3%    9.1%
 Middle East             -49.9%   15.7%   -1.6%  -14.2%   -3.6%    5.8%    3.2%
 Japan                     1.5%   21.1%   85.4%   41.9%   43.6%   14.1%    9.8%
 Norway                    4.4%   16.2%   26.3%  104.7%   64.0%   26.4%   10.1%
 Belgium                   2.2%   46.8%   47.8%    2.7%    2.2%   16.0%    4.6%
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Source: Sri Lanka Tourist Board

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