Sri Lanka Middle East tourist numbers up

08 February 2009

According to the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau's (SLTPB) Middle East Office, Middle East travellers visiting Sri Lanka increased by 24% in 2008. The strongest growth markets included UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Lebanon and Iran. Sri Lanka offers Arab travellers cultural attractions, entertainment, shopping and dining and is less than four hours flying time away from the Gulf.

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