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Aug. records highest monthly tourist arrivals so far this year

Aug. records highest monthly tourist arrivals so far this year

Aug. records highest monthly tourist arrivals so far this year

Sep 10, 2021  /  By Vision Venture

Sri Lanka received the highest monthly tourist arrivals of 5,040 in August so far this year, amid relatively eased COVID-19-related restrictions globally and locally, aggressive vaccination drive and growing consumer confidence. Sri Lanka received only 2,429 tourists in July and 1,497 tourists in June. The cumulative tourist arrivals up to August amount to 23,377, down 95.2 percent over last year, when over 500,000 tourists had visited the country from January to March 18, 2020, before Sri Lanka closed its borders for travelers until December. According to the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), the largest source markets recorded for the month of August 2021 were Canada, Germany and the UK, followed by Pakistan and India. Meanwhile, as regions, Europe became the largest source of tourist traffic to Sri Lanka, with 48.1 percent of the total traffic received in August 2021. Asia and the Pacific accounted for 31.8 percent of the total traffic while the Americas accounted for 18.1 percent.