Adventure and ‘achievement’ tourism is taking hold worldwide—and Raid Amazones, one of the most challenging women-only events, is coming to Sri Lanka.
Memorable lifetime experiences and not sun, sea and sand are the key to attracting more and more tourists to Sri Lanka. Sunday Times business editor Feizal Sampath reports QUO founder David Keen as saying that “we need to think about how tourism would emerge in the future and how it would be perceived”.
Dragon boats, the fastest growing international team water sport, are coming to Sri Lanka at the Diyawanna Rowing Centre in Colombo! This massively demanding and picturesque 2,000-year-old sport, which began in China, is poised to become a major Sri Lanka tourist attraction.
Surfing in Sri Lanka more than hits the spot for US-based Mike Denning on The Inertia lifestyle blog
US-based The Inertia lifestyle blog loves us. Its guide to surf trips says that “Sri Lanka is a gorgeous place, with white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs, palm trees galore—and waves. Everywhere you look, there are waves. Lefts, rights, A-frames—it truly is a paradise for surfers and non-surfers alike.”
The east coast of Sri Lanka, from Trincomalee in the north down through our many pristine beaches to the famed Yala Nature Reserve and Galle in the south, offers a host of adventure experiences. National Geographic includes Sri Lanka on its list of Best Spring Trips around the world.
The Telegraph UK’s travel and destinations supplement focuses on 23 terrific reasons to visit our Sri Lanka paradise island, including diving with blue whales, 5,800 wild elephants ambling about and the biggest concentration of leopards in the world. See them in Yala national park, along with sloth bears and buffalo.