Thursday, 16th September 2021

Sri Lanka expects around 2mn tourist this year

Colombo, July 10 (BAN/ AD): As government has taken keen interest in tourism revival State-run tourism authority is confident of over two million tourists this year. Few days back authorities had reduced charges at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).

Johanne Jayaratne Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) if hopeful to see around 25% reduction in operation cost which will increase tourists. He was addressing a media gathering in Colombo yesterday, where he said he is confident on reaching at least 2 million tourist arrivals this year.

Post Easter Sunday attacks the connectivity was reduced to 239 flights per week resulting in the cancellation 41 in total, which amounts to a loss of seat supply of 8,000 per week from six countries – China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Oman, and Thailand.

Jetstar Airways, an Australia-based low-cost airline was also reportedly planning to commence their flights to Colombo from this year onwards which is a major boost to tourism sector.

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