Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority

Tourism Surveys

Foreign visitor opinion and expenditure survey

Tourism survey

A survey was carried out at the departure lounge of the Bandaranaike International Airport on departing foreign tourists and transit passengers which commenced in September 2008.

It was planned to interview 5,500 tourists and transit passengers by a team of interviewers who are competent in English, German, French, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Hindi and Arabic languages. The main objective of the survey was to obtain information on tourist visitor profile, travel behaviour patterns, visitor opinions and expenditure patterns of all tourists and transit passengers who are departing from Sri Lanka. The survey will be completed by end February 2009 and the report will be published in end May 2009.