Sri Lanka sees rising number of Middle East tourists
Sri Lanka expects tourist arrivals from the Middle East will increase to 10 per cent of the total in 2016.
This was stated by Sri Lanka’s Tourism Minister John Amaratunga during a news conference at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai on Monday.
“It [tourist arrivals] was 7-8 per cent last year,” the minister informed reporters. Sri Lanka is an ideal destination for Middle East tourists and this growth number is achievable, he said.
Talking about main markets in the Gulf, he mentioned that Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Oman are main source of tourists from the region for the island nation.