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Tourism Sector Report - Q2 - Sri Lanaka

  • ID: 4439957
  • Report
  • Research Intelligence Unit
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Since the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war in 2009, the tourism sector has been on an upward trend, with increasing numbers of tourist arrivals creating a positive impact in the sector. In 2010, the number of arrivals rose by 40 per cent and in 2011 exceeded the 800,000 mark - a milestone for Sri Lankan tourism at the time. March 2012 marked a 21.3 per cent year on year increase in tourist arrivals, compared to a year earlier with 91,100 tourists visiting the country in March alone.

By 2013, the one million tourist arrivals mark had been reached and by 2016 a total of 2.05 million tourists were recorded to have arrived in the Island. This represented a growth of 14 per cent over the previous year. China, France, Germany, India and the UK continue as the top sources of arrivals. According to the long-term development plan of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) it is expected that there will be around 4.5 tourist arrivals by 2020.

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1. Impact on the island’s economy

  • Tourism arrivals
  • Tourist arrivals growth 2010-2016
  • Tourism receipts
  • Contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP
  • Break down of arrivals data

2. Hotel Industry Sri Lanka

  • Hotel industry by province
  • New hotel approvals

3. Spotlight on the West

  • City Hotels in Colombo
  • Hotels and occupancy in Colombo

4. Spotlight on the South

  • Hotels and occupancy in Galle

5. Spotlight on the Hill Kingdom

  • Hotels and occupancy in Kandy

6. Hotel managers’ survey

7. Players in the region

  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Vietnam

8. Outlook Sri Lanka’s tourism in the regional context: What Next ?

Annexure A Major Hotel Developments in Colombo
Annexure B Star Classification of Tourist Hotels (Tourism Act No 38 of 2005 order under section 48(5) Published on April 20th 2016

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