Sri Lanka’s July Tourist Arrivals: By Country

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka rose 25.2 percent in July over a year ago to a total of 133,971 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.
                           2014    2014    2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
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Total Arrivals          133,971 103,175  90,046 112,631 133,048 141,878 146,575
 YoY%                     25.2%   14.3%   20.3%   39.5%   17.5%   24.5%   32.6%

By Country              ---------------- Number of Visitors -------------------
 India                   19,277  19,911  22,981  17,192  18,734  17,534  17,886
 U.K.                    16,692   7,790   6,918  12,380  11,823  14,316  12,896
 China(P.R.)             15,178   8,345   7,082   8,005   7,700  10,319  10,779
 France                   9,095   2,882   2,875   5,970   9,266  10,617   8,430
 Germany                  7,921   4,328   4,423   8,137  12,448  11,305   9,211
 Netherlands              5,582   1,068     973   1,442   1,540   2,066   1,958
 Australia                5,124   4,430   2,840   5,232   3,564   3,368   5,535
 Maldives                 4,892   7,528   6,039   6,860   7,419   5,549   7,024
 Switzerland              4,334     817     711   1,742   1,419   2,244   1,827
 Canada                   3,741   3,759   2,296   2,417   2,641   2,609   3,070
 U.S.A.                   3,493   3,130   2,449   3,097   3,401   2,880   3,839
 Japan                    3,203   2,666   2,281   2,368   3,800   3,350   2,859
 Russia                   2,649   2,077   2,308   4,976   8,948   9,723  10,700
 Belgium                  1,866     538     286     867     817   1,027     723
 Norway                   1,800   1,509     257     459     474     811     739

By Country              -------------------------- YoY% -----------------------
 India                    30.4%   30.2%   28.9%   35.8%   22.6%   21.5%    5.6%
 U.K.                      1.6%    1.9%    5.3%   43.3%  -13.0%    5.2%   13.6%
 China(P.R.)             172.2%  125.1%  160.8%  170.5%  155.1%   63.9%  223.9%
 France                   28.2%   25.4%   24.0%   43.2%   27.8%   28.6%   33.6%
 Germany                  12.7%   27.0%   12.6%   59.6%   19.9%   15.0%   16.7%
 Netherlands              14.3%  -22.2%   19.2%   12.9%    2.9%   13.2%   -2.8%
 Australia                 8.5%    9.0%    6.6%   40.2%  -15.3%   11.2%   13.9%
 Maldives                 55.9%  -14.5%  -19.3%   10.2%    1.6%   21.4%   35.5%
 Switzerland               4.2%    1.7%    3.0%   27.1%  -15.7%    9.3%    7.0%
 Canada                    3.7%   10.6%   -4.6%   15.8%    5.1%   11.4%   12.7%
 U.S.A.                   22.3%   13.0%   17.5%   33.3%    4.3%   -0.4%   31.5%
 Japan                    43.9%   42.9%   53.3%   20.6%   53.7%    6.6%   52.7%
 Russia                   40.0%   38.4%   36.3%   42.6%   85.4%   92.0%   91.6%
 Belgium                  10.9%    8.9%   -2.4%   61.8%  -10.9%    7.1%   10.9%
 Norway                   -4.4%   -1.4%   19.5%   46.2%  -17.9%   39.1%   16.7%
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Source: Sri Lanka Tourist Board

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