Colombo, Jan 21 (IANS) The Sri Lankan tourism industry is aiming to earn $5 billion in 2019 as it readies to attract over 3 million travellers this year, authorities said on Monday.
According to the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, the country earned $4.4 billion from tourism in 2018 with increased revenue of 11.6 per cent compared to 2017, reports Xinhua news agency.
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The Authority said that the average duration of stay per person in the island country was 11 days while the average daily expenditure was $174.
The Lonely Planet Magazine has named Sri Lanka as the number one destination to travel to in 2019.
India, China and Britain remain the leading markets for Sri Lanka tourism.
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