2012-07-31 15:42:25 - Travel and Tourism in Sri Lanka: Key Trends and Opportunities to 2016 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com
Tourism is one of the important industries for the Sri Lankan economy, contributing over 8% to the country´s GDP every year. Strategically positioned at the crossroads of both western and eastern sea routes, the island nation continues to be a favorite destination when visiting South Asia. The country attracts tourists from across the globe; inbound tourist arrivals in the country reached over 856,000 in 2011. Inbound spending in the country increased from US$750 million in 2007 to US$1.3 billion in 2011, registering a CAGR of 140.6%.
Foreign exchange receipts per tourist per day registered an annual growth of 8.4% to reach US$88 in 2010. The Asia-Pacific region and Europe remain the major source regions for inbound tourists in Sri Lanka, together
accounting for over 85% of the total inbound visits in the review period. India continues to be the primary source market, accounting for around 20% of inbound traffic, followed by the UK and Germany with over 15% and 5% respectively. Leisure remained the main purpose of travel for inbound tourists in the review period, and accounted for 84.6% of the total visits in 2011.
This report provides an extensive analysis related to tourism demands and flows in Sri Lanka:
â¢ It details historical values for Sri Lanka´s tourism industry for 2007â2011, along with forecast figures for 2012â2016
â¢ It provides comprehensive analysis of the travel and tourism demand factors with values for both the 2007â2011 review period and the 2012â2016 forecast period
â¢ The report makes a detailed analysis and projection of domestic, inbound and outbound tourist flows in Sri Lanka
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