Tourism earnings in the third quarter of 2023 over $1.45 billion

Tourism triumphs 2022 in quick time in 2023 - By By Charumini de Silva

Source : newsfirst

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has revealed that tourism earnings in the third quarter of 2023 were over $1.45 billion, reflecting a staggering 67% surge from the corresponding period of last year. 

Tourist arrivals exceeded 1.1 million so far in 2023. 

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) said this year’s tourist arrivals is the highest recorded since 2019.

September earnings stood at $152.2 million but witnessed a 28% dip from August. 

This dip is attributed to September falling short of its monthly arrivals target.

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