According to the Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) Kishu Gomes, Sri Lanka is well on track to attract 2 million tourists by the end of this year.
“Last year in August we had 217,000 tourists visiting the country. This month, without the Bora Conference, our estimate is 155,000. With the convention, we are expecting 175,000 tourists.” Gomes said.
Furthermore, he said that by the end of this month, they expect the aggregate tourist arrivals to be around 1.3 million.
And he expressed confidence that they will be able to surpass tourist arrival figures of 149,000 in September, and 153,000 in October set last year.
“Generally November and December are peek months.Last year December we had 253,000 tourist coming in. So with everything that is happening we are pretty confident that we will be able to hit the 2 million target,” he added.