Sri Lanka’s Tourism revenue up 11.6% to over US $ 4 Bn in 2018

January, 21, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Tourism sector has earned over US $ 4 billion in 2018 with a steadily increased revenue of 11.6% compared to 2017, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority data outlines. 


The latest data highlights that an average duration of stay per person is 11 days in Sri Lanka, while average daily expenditure is US $ 174, amounting to approximately US $ 2000 during their entire stay. Tourism industry this year expects 3 million tourist arrivals and revenue of US $ 5 billion with Lonely Planet naming Sri Lanka as the number one destination to travel in 2019. 

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