The UK’s Independent newspaper is hot on the trail in Colombo, the latest of the world’s top media to highlight the fact that Sri Lanka is one of the hottest and fastest-growing holiday destinations.
Creativity With Kay has a list of things not to miss if you’re travelling in Sri Lanka, including Galle Fort one of our eight UNESCO World Heritage sites. Meanwhile, ppochers have turned gamekeepers at Gal Oya National Park.
The Daily News reports that tourism has seen a 15% increase over last year, which Tourism Minister John Amaratunge attributes to “participating in 46 trade fairs, road shows and all the major travel fairs in the world”.
A big boost for tourism in Sri Lanka has been signalled by its winning bid to stage the French Travel Congress, when 500 members of Les Journées des Entrepreneurs du Voyages (JEV) will arrive in Colombo.
The Huffington Post UK extols our wildlife, food and beaches, our own Sunday Times hikes the Devil’s Staircase, Himalaya Airlines has launched twice-weekly Kathmandu-Colombo direct flights, Sri Lanka “has far too much diversity to cover in a single long weekend”, and The Australian highlights an elephant safari.
It’s not for nothing that Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka’s Hill Country is known as Little England. The posher parts of this former summer retreat for British colonial rulers are quintessentially UK Home Counties, and proud of it.