The number of tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka dropped 57 percent year-on-year to 63,072 in June of 2019. The biggest declines were reported among visitors from India (-54.4 percent to 15,048), Australia (-55.9 percent to 4,410), the UK (-63.9 percent to 4,365) and China (-82.9 percent to 3,496).
Visitors from Europe accounted for 32 percent of all tourist arrivals and those from the Asia-Pacific region accounted for 54 percent. In the first six months of the year, the number of tourist arrivals fell 13.4 percent to 1,008,449. Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka averaged 51736.89 from 1977 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 253169 in December of 2018 and a record low of 5536 in June of 1977.
Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka is expected to be 146000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka to stand at 143000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 284000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.