Tourist arrivals for the first three weeks of September have reached 21,000.
Provisional data shared by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) showed that for the 1 to 21 September period, a total of 21,068 international visitors had entered the island nation.
The first week of September saw 7,182 visitors entering the country, whereas the second and third week welcomed 6,408 and 7,478 tourist arrivals.
The average daily arrival rate for the month as of week three was 1,003.
The top three tourist traffic generators for September were India, the United Kingdom and Australia, which contributed to 22 percent, 9.5 percent, and 7.9 percent to the total arrivals during the first three weeks of the month.
For the 1 January to 21 September 2022 period, Sri Lanka had welcomed a total of 517,498 tourists.