There is a rapidly growing niche for bird watching tourism in Sri Lanka, according to the experts gathered in Colombo for the recent International Conference on Bird, Biodiversity and Tourism (ICBBT) 2016.
The UK’s Independent Newspaper reports that “in recovering from 26 years of civil war, Sri Lanka has shot to the top of the list of hip holiday destinations. But the real magic happens when you go off-script”.
“Sri Lanka is a beautiful country and we have the most hospitable people in the world. Let us showcase the best of our country—our culture, heritage, nature, wildlife and food.”
The global luxury travel market is expected to generate $1,154 billion by 2022, with unique and exotic holidays being key drivers, according to hospitality website 4Hoteliers.
Good news after our own hearts—Sri Lanka wins the ‘Best Destination Off The Beaten Track’ accolade at the Conde Nast Traveler Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards in Dubai.
NEWS.LK reports from Australia that “the Canberra community came in large numbers to savour a bit of Sri Lanka at the Sri Lanka Festival”, where vibrant multiculture was the order of the day.