Tourism & Leisure industry is the third largest foreign exchange earner in the Sri Lankan economy. The government of Sri Lanka has positioned tourism as a central pillar of the economy valuing Sri Lanka’s exceptional island-wide natural and cultural endowments.
The government is determined to nurture world-class visitor experiences firmly rooted in the inherent natural, cultural, historic and social capital of Sri Lanka and its people, and to ensure that these experiences generate island-wide economic value. The industry is poised to offer great growth and investment potential. As a result, Sri Lanka has become an increasingly popular destination among international travellers.
Tourism arrivals 2.33 Million
Direct and Indirect employment 388,487
Foreign Exchange Earnings USD 4.3 Million
Contribution to GDP 4.9%
Annual Room Occupancy Rate 72.77
Average Duration Nights 10.8
Contact the Investor Relations Unit of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority for more information