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Sri Lanka Tourism to bounce back soon
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Sri Lanka, May 7 -- Sri Lankan tourism will bounce back to its growth momentum in less than 13 months if there are no more attacks, said Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau (SLTPB) Kishu Gomes.
Speaking at a special press conference held for the industry and media, he said that whenever a terrorist attack takes place, that country has taken an average 13 months to recover. "In Sri Lanka, we hope this would be even sooner."
Though there is a drop in arrivals, still around 1,700 tourists visit Sri Lanka per day (FIT's) as against the 4,600 daily arrivals prior to the Easter Sunday attacks. "The industry achieved US$ 4.5 billion revenue target and 2.3 million arrivals in 2018 and we would end 2019, with around 30% less in arrival...
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