Tourism revenue up 3% to $ 3.6 b

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For 2017, earnings from tourism are provisionally estimated to have increased by 3.2% to $ 3,631 million, the Central Bank said yesterday in its latest External Performance report.

December, recording the highest number of tourists in a given month for 2017, saw earnings from tourism increase to $ 419.5 million. Accounting for 51.2% of total tourist arrivals for 2017, India, China, the UK, Germany and France continued to be the top five sources of tourist arrivals.