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Tourist arrivals record year-on-year growth of 13.7%


Tourist arrivals that stood at 150,419 in October 2016 registered a significant year-on-year growth of 13.7 per cent.

Tourist arrivals during the first 10 months of 2016 increased by 14.6 per cent to 1,658,824 from 1,448,119 during the corresponding period of 2015. India, China, the UK, Germany and France were the top five sources of tourist arrivals in October 2016.

These five countries accounted for 52.4 per cent of total tourist arrivals up to the month of October 2016.

Cumulative earnings from tourism increased to US dollars 2,749.4 million during the first 10 months of 2016 from US dollars 2,400.1 million recorded during the same period of 2015

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