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Sri Lanka receives 85,874 tourists in January

Feb 10, 2012 4:18:06 AM - news360.lk

Tourist entering the country from Colombo based airport

Sri Lanka has received 85,874 tourists to the country during the month of January this year.

Sri Lanka Tourism says this is a year on year increase of 15.7% compared to 74,197 tourists received during January 2010.

Arrivals from all the major markets have increased during January, with the highest number of tourists coming from the Western Europe amounting to 36,497 tourists.

Tourists from the Western European Region have seen an arrival growth of 11.9%.

Visitors to the country from the South Asian Region also have run up to 19,209 tourists which is a growth of just 7.3%.

Out of the lot, 14,615 tourists have come from neighboring India.

Tourist arrivals from Eastern Europe during January have gone up to 6,838, marking the highest year on year growth of 22.3%, when compared with the other regions.

Sri Lanka also has received 5,177 tourists from North America, which is a growth of 21.1% compared to January 2010.