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Last modified on: 1/23/2013 12:44:34 PM 2012 December records highest tourist arrivals in a month

2012 December records highest tourist arrivals in a month

In the month of December 2012, Sri Lanka Tourism witnessed the highest ever tourist arrivals in a single month. According to the figures, in last December alone, a number of 122,252 visitors came to Sri Lanka whereas the total number of visitors for the year 2012 amounted to be 1,055,605, which recorded a growth of 17.5% in comparison with the previous year.

The highest contributions to this total came from Western and Eastern European countries, South Asia, East Asia and from Middle East.

For the first time in history, Sri Lanka achieved the goal of one million tourists on the 30th of December 2012. In 2013, the targeted number of arrivals by the government is 1,250,000.

Courtesy : Department of Government Information

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