Sri Lanka’s August Tourist Arrivals: By Country

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka rose 13.8 percent in August over a year ago to a total of 140,319 persons.

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

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                           Aug.    July    June     May   April   March    Feb.
                           2014    2014    2014    2014    2014    2014    2014
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Total Arrivals          140,319 133,971 103,175  90,046 112,631 133,048 141,878
 YoY%                     13.8%   25.2%   14.3%   20.3%   39.5%   17.5%   24.5%

By Country              ---------------- Number of Visitors -------------------
 India                   17,912  19,277  19,911  22,981  17,192  18,734  17,534
 U.K.                    15,532  16,692   7,790   6,918  12,380  11,823  14,316
 China(P.R.)             14,274  15,178   8,345   7,082   8,005   7,700  10,319
 Germany                 10,364   7,921   4,328   4,423   8,137  12,448  11,305
 France                   8,746   9,095   2,882   2,875   5,970   9,266  10,617
 Saudi Arabia             6,653   1,785   4,416   1,802   1,026   2,672     891
 Maldives                 5,891   4,892   7,528   6,039   6,860   7,419   5,549
 Japan                    5,233   3,203   2,666   2,281   2,368   3,800   3,350
 Australia                4,371   5,124   4,430   2,840   5,232   3,564   3,368
 Oman                     3,852     389   2,418     665     520     518     582
 Canada                   3,317   3,741   3,759   2,296   2,417   2,641   2,609
 Russia                   3,246   2,649   2,077   2,308   4,976   8,948   9,723
 Italy                    3,043   1,673   1,068     732   1,511   1,592   2,177
 U.S.A.                   2,648   3,493   3,130   2,449   3,097   3,401   2,880
 Spain                    2,608   1,276     564     506     912     564     584

By Country              -------------------------- YoY% -----------------------
 India                    -5.7%   30.4%   30.2%   28.9%   35.8%   22.6%   21.5%
 U.K.                      0.1%    1.6%    1.9%    5.3%   43.3%  -13.0%    5.2%
 China(P.R.)             139.9%  172.2%  125.1%  160.8%  170.5%  155.1%   63.9%
 Germany                  29.4%   12.7%   27.0%   12.6%   59.6%   19.9%   15.0%
 France                   15.0%   28.2%   25.4%   24.0%   43.2%   27.8%   28.6%
 Saudi Arabia             13.7%  123.1%  -15.9%   57.9%   14.9%   98.5%   36.7%
 Maldives                 30.1%   55.9%  -14.5%  -19.3%   10.2%    1.6%   21.4%
 Japan                     6.9%   43.9%   42.9%   53.3%   20.6%   53.7%    6.6%
 Australia                -1.9%    8.5%    9.0%    6.6%   40.2%  -15.3%   11.2%
 Oman                    194.5%   43.0%    7.0%   53.2%   46.9%   54.2%   67.7%
 Canada                   12.5%    3.7%   10.6%   -4.6%   15.8%    5.1%   11.4%
 Russia                   36.4%   40.0%   38.4%   36.3%   42.6%   85.4%   92.0%
 Italy                     7.4%   10.6%   28.7%   40.8%   59.4%    7.3%   31.5%
 U.S.A.                   -4.7%   22.3%   13.0%   17.5%   33.3%    4.3%   -0.4%
 Spain                    54.0%   33.9%   53.3%   80.7%  135.7%  -16.9%   56.6%
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Source: Sri Lanka Tourist Board

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