Tourism Receipts touch $2.1 billion as at end September 2015

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Sri Lanka’s Tourism recorded the highest growth of 35.9% in September whilst tourism receipts reached 2.1 billion dollars as at end September 2015 which is the upturn we have seen with strong promotions done by a private-public partnership. The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau chairman Dr Athukorala opinioned that the key issue to address is the un-control sector leisure industry accounting for 49% of business whilst it’s imperative that we focus on attracting the $250 tourist ensure financial sustainability.
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