Minister of Tourism Ali Waheed stated that a 16 percent increase in tourist arrivals was recorded for the month of August 2019.
According to Ministry statistics, tourist arrivals in August numbered at 139,338, an increase of 12.4 percent compared to the same period last year. The total number of tourists by the end of August amounted to 1.13 million tourists, a 16.6 percent increase from 2018.
The minister noted a 25.5 percent increase in tourists from the United States.
The highest number of visitors hailed from China, followed by India, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Statistics show that, based on region, the highest number of arrivals were from Europe overall.
The ministry revealed that 49,7315 tourist beds were registered by the end of August.