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Sri Lanka’s Tourism Rate Drops by 80% since Easter Sunday Bombings

Sri Lanka’s Tourism Rate Drops by 80% since Easter Sunday Bombings
Sri Lanka’s Tourism Rate Drops by 80% since Easter Sunday Bombings

The thoughts of Sri Lanka being a peaceful and calm island is no more the same after the deadly Easter Sunday bombing. The surprise terror attack that took away the lives of more than 250 people including several foreigners were more than enough to drop the rate of tourism in the country in drastic levels. Many tourists who had booked their tickets for the upcoming months have now cancelled them. The number of hotel bookings as well as air tickets has dropped drastically.

Tourism is one of the biggest sources of income for the island nation. The terror attack has not only taken away the lives of 250 people but also taken away the source of income for many who relied solely on tourism. Although the sun still kisses the beaches, they are no longer flocked by tourists and so is the business sector that collapsed heavily since the attack.