Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority

July 2005 - February 2006

The Research Division of the Sri Lanka Tourist Development Authority conducted a survey on departing foreign tourists at the Bandaranaike International Airport during the period starting from July 2005 to February 2006.

In Sri Lanka around 99.9 % of foreign tourists, travel through the Colombo International Airport, which was therefore considered as the most appropriate point for conducting this kind of survey. The survey was conducted throughout the day with interviewers working on a shift basis covering every outbound flight from the Airport.

The 2,500 tourists who were surveyed during this period spoke through direct interviews which were conducted in English, German, French, Japanese, Chinese and Hindi languages.


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Sample Distribution of the Survey


Distribution of purpose of visit


Average Age Distribution


Overall Occupation Categories


Average Distribution of Travel Companion


Main Sources of Information


Overall Percentages of Visited Places & Attractions


Internet Usage


Package Tours and FITs

Package Tours & FITs
Fourth Quarter - 2005

Travel Arrangements by Country of Residence


Apart from the airfare, the distribution of items included in the package price


Tourist Arrivals and Receipts from 1966 to 2005


Average Expenditure per Tourist per Night


Components of Average Expenditure