Only 10 percent decline in tourist arrivals after terror attacks in Sri Lanka

According to Johanne Jayaratne, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority Chairman Sri Lanka's tourism industry may face only a 10 percent fall in tourist arrivals this year from the expected 30 percent following the Easter Sunday terror attacks on April 21.  

Furhermore, Jayaratne expressed that journalists that Sri Lanka was expecting 2.1 million tourists this year as arrivals and the government was expecting the industry to completely recover by October.

He said several countries had relaxed their travel advisories which had been issued after the April 21 attacks and this helped the tourism sector revive faster.

And Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga said that "Russia has still not lifted the travel advisory," Tourism Development, Sri Lanka welcomed 2.33 million tourists in 2018, bringing a revenue of 4.4 billion U.S. dollars.This year, Sri Lanka is targetting 3.5 billion U.S. dollars in tourism revenue.

According to that tourism industry may face only a 10 percent fall in tourist arrivals this year from the expected 30 percent following the Easter Sunday terror attacks on April 21.  

 

Published Date
2019-08-30