Sri Lanka’s May Tourist Arrivals: By Country

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka rose 21.8 percent in May over a year ago to a total of 70,026 persons.

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

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                            May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                           2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
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Total Arrivals           70,026  79,829  98,155  93,232  97,411 122,252 109,202
 YoY%                     21.8%   14.7%    7.7%   11.6%   13.4%   25.4%   20.1%

By Country              ---------------- Number of Visitors -------------------
 India                   17,233  14,333  11,789  11,139  15,631  18,941  17,625
 U.K.                     6,299   8,233  13,088  11,031  10,235  12,861  10,828
 Germany                  4,263   5,030   9,145   8,276   6,738   9,059   8,161
 Maldives                 3,825   5,545   4,742   3,210   4,563   6,564   6,561
 France                   3,490   4,842   6,973   6,632   5,567   5,551   5,441
 Australia                2,848   4,047   3,952   2,873   4,949   9,987   5,976
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                            May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                           2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
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 Middle East              2,632   3,263   3,796   3,887   4,077   6,073   6,151
 China(P.R.)              2,493   2,971   2,208   3,669   2,476   3,605   3,353
 U.S.A.                   2,373   2,666   3,019   2,493   2,993   3,656   3,256
 Malaysia                 2,192   1,499   1,292   1,973   1,259   2,446   2,158
 Japan                    2,114   2,396   2,515   2,676   2,048   2,907   3,184
 Canada                   2,027   1,887   2,498   1,868   2,435   2,819   2,542
 Pakistan                 1,791   2,030   1,695     865   1,331   1,497   1,488
 Russia                   1,579   2,528   4,143   3,286   3,256   4,897   5,050
 Netherlands              1,376   1,619   3,119   3,020   3,716   3,152   2,310

By Country              -------------------------- YoY% -----------------------
 India                     8.5%   -7.1%  -18.1%   -1.8%    7.0%    8.5%   13.9%
 U.K.                     27.5%    2.7%    8.8%   26.1%   25.4%   27.8%   12.9%
 Germany                  45.5%    8.3%   16.3%    8.1%   13.6%   64.4%   16.6%
 Maldives                  3.7%   82.3%   23.1%   20.0%   45.8%    1.5%    0.1%
 France                    8.2%    6.8%    7.0%    4.0%   16.4%   51.2%   16.3%
 Australia                19.4%   13.9%   29.7%   -1.2%   28.4%   11.4%   69.6%
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                            May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                           2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
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 Middle East              -1.6%  -14.2%   -3.6%    5.8%    3.2%   26.5%  -22.4%
 China(P.R.)              59.4%   98.5%   53.1%   89.1%   26.8%  213.8%  164.0%
 U.S.A.                   34.7%   68.9%   28.9%   30.3%    9.1%   10.4%   37.8%
 Malaysia                 18.2%   21.7%  -34.0%   27.9%  -10.3%   31.2%   33.2%
 Japan                    85.4%   41.9%   43.6%   14.1%    9.8%   49.1%   56.2%
 Canada                    5.4%   13.7%    1.8%  -17.1%    0.1%    8.2%   30.4%
 Pakistan                116.6%   53.0%   -5.1%  -12.5%   33.4%    7.9%   12.6%
 Russia                   78.2%   32.5%   38.0%    9.6%   16.7%   27.4%   13.3%
 Netherlands              44.7%   14.1%   12.8%    1.1%    3.5%    5.0%   10.6%
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Source: Sri Lanka Tourist Board

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