According to a statement from the President’s Media Division (PMD), Sri Lanka welcomed over 750,000 tourists and generated foreign exchange earnings of USD 800 million during the first seven months of this year.According to the PMD, who cited State Minister of Tourism Diana Gamage, this feat significantly increased Sri Lanka’s foreign reserves, according to the Xinhua news agency.
According to the PMD, the State Minister stressed the value of using fresh ideas and cutting-edge tactics to advance the tourism sector.
The tourism industry was in a really sorry state last year. The country’s economic crises and struggles prevented tourists from choosing Sri Lanka as a vacation destination, according to Gamage.
In 2023, the Sri Lankan tourism sector reemerged with the goal of bringing in 2 million tourists, up from the previous USD 1.5 million target.