A million Chinese tourists a year to Sri Lanka? It is still waiting

In 2014, English-language state-run newspaper China Daily called Sri Lanka “pretty much the perfect holiday destination”, touting its “golden beaches, towering mountains, ancient monuments and stunning wildlife all enclosed in a compact island”.At the time, the South Asian nation was on a tourism charm offensive “with a heavy focus on attracting Chinese revenue, from tourists and investors alike”, according to China Daily. And in its sights were 2.5 million “high-spending tourists” by 2016, 1…

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