News

Sri Lanka Welcomed Record Visitor Numbers in 2013

Sri Lanka Welcomed Record Visitor Numbers in 2013

According to newly validated tourism arrival figures, Sri Lanka received a record 1,274,593 tourists during 2013, a 26.7% increase on the previous year – and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau in London sees great potential for Ireland to help increase visitor numbers further in 2014.

Nalin Perera, Tourism Promotion Officer, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, London

Nalin Perera, Tourism Promotion Officer, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, London

A newly established Electronic Data Capturing System comes into full effect during 2014 and, accordingly, a joint effort by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority and the Emigration and Immigration Department of Sri Lanka was made to ensure that the country accurately captured the tourist arrival figures for 2013 using the standards set by the UNWTO for defining a tourist.

Sri Lanka Logo

On a visit to Dublin earlier this year, Nalin Perera of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau in London, told Irish Travel Travel News: “We see great potential in the Irish market and we will be giving increased focus on Ireland in 2014, under our promotional campaign “Sri Lanka – Wonder of Asia’.”

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

More in News

What’s Another Green List?

Neil SteedmanSeptember 18, 2020

Unprecedented Industry Appeal to EC President to End Quarantines and Develop Common EU Testing Protocol

Neil SteedmanSeptember 18, 2020

Cork is First Irish Airport to Achieve ACI Airport Health Accreditation

Neil SteedmanSeptember 17, 2020

Revised Interim Green List Expected from Government

Neil SteedmanSeptember 15, 2020

WTM London and Travel Forward Will Be Virtual-Only Shows

Neil SteedmanSeptember 15, 2020

Ireland faces €800 million loss again in 2021 without inbound international tourism – ITOA

Michael FloodSeptember 15, 2020

Etihad Airways Introduces Global Covid-19 Insurance

Neil SteedmanSeptember 15, 2020

Lufthansa repays record number of refunds worth €2.7bn

Michael FloodSeptember 15, 2020

Travel agents able to access Air France-KLM NDC services through the Amadeus Travel Platform

Michael FloodSeptember 15, 2020

Copyright © 2019 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland