Travel & Tourism
Tourism inflow fell in August but up for the year by 46%
Tourism is one of the key FX inflow drivers to the Sri Lanka economy. Pre-Easter attack era in 2018, tourism generated close to USD 4.4Bn annually. After the easter attack, it fell to USD 3.6Bn and it went to the lowest level of just USD 700Mn in COVID hit 2020.
Recovery was delayed due to the economic crisis, where it generated only USD 400mn in 2021 and USD 1.3Bn in 2022. Tourism has brought USD 1.3Bn in the first eight months of 2023, which is a 46% growth from last year’s same period.
Tourism income grow further in March 2023
Tourism is yet to recover
FX inflow from tourism marginally up in July
Sri Lanka's tourism is gathering momentum
Mobility among public gradually increasing
Sri Lanka starts getting inflow from tourism
Covid ruined Sri Lanka Tourism income in 2020
Tourists arriving to Sri Lanka is aging
Tourist arrival recovering in July.