The first 15 days have marked approximately 15,000 tourist arrivals. about five hundred thousand tourists have arrived within this year and urgently about a thousand tourists are arriving per day.
The top three tourist traffic-generating markets for Sri Lanka during September 1-15 were India (3,067), the United Kingdom (1,527), and Australia (1,137).
Tourist arrivals are expected to increase for the upcoming winter season as tourist travel advisories from many western countries have been lifted.
Sri Lanka’s tourism authorities are aggressively planning to promote tourism in India.
Sri Lanka is looking to attract longer-stay tourists during the winter season
Europe in particular is expecting high heating gas prices after Russia cut off supplies, though commodity prices have eased somewhat as the Fed started tightening monetary policy.