The tourism industry in Sri Lanka is looking sunny. According to a recent study by HVS, a prominent hospitality research organization, approximately 1.1 million visitors have been into the country till September 2014. International arrivals to Sri Lanka were an impressive 22% up from the same period in 2013. The increased number of tourist was from regions like Eastern Europe, the Middle East and countries like China.
The single largest growing feeder market during this period was Indonesia. Tourists from this country increased almost 500% from 2,900 to 17,300 arrivals. With a target of 2 million international arrivals in 2015 and 2.5 million in 2016, Sri Lanka is slated to become one of the region’s premier tourist and leisure destinations. In response to the increasing demand of quality accommodation on the island nation, many international hotel brands are expected to enter the market in next few years. Read More
By: Nandika Udupihilla
Published in: IDS Next Sri Lanka Microsite