The world celebrates Tourism Day today (27) under the theme ‘Tourism and Green Investments’.
Tourists from many countries visit Sri Lanka to experience its natural beauty, culture and ancient history. However, along with the Covid-19 pandemic, the local tourism industry came to a grinding halt.
However, a gradual growth in the tourism industry could be seen since the beginning of this year.
The number of tourists who arrived in Sri Lanka exceeded one million yesterday (26).
According to Priantha Fernando, Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), there is a remarkable growth in the number of tourists arriving in the country from Middle Eastern countries as well as Spain, Netherlands, Belarus and Israel.