Tree-house living, ‘glamping’ (glamorous camping) and authentic ‘out-of-the-box’ experiences are what drive today’s wealthy young millennial Chinese travellers, says a new global tourism report.
Sri Lanka is the third most popular destination for ‘experiential’ weddings and honeymoons in the world, reports Indian lifestyle website News18. Notes writer Shifa Khan: “Sri Lanka is a magical combination of pristine beaches, alluring islands, breathtaking gardens and impressive caves.”
Supermodel and elephant savior Doutzen Kroes has been in Sri Lanka to shoot glamourous beach bikinis for global swimwear mogul Hunkemoller. But her campaign to save the planet’s pachyderms might be a more lasting legacy, as Vogue magazine reports that she is “calling on fashion to save the elephant population”.
A dream house for rent in southern Sri Lanka is featured in the latest edition of the UK’s glossy upmarket House & Garden magazine. Charlie and Tweenie Wrey built the house on the crest of a hill near Galle, with views across acres of tea plantation to the Indian Ocean.
Billed as “one of the best international shows Sri Lanka has ever witnessed”, Miss Premier Ceylon with Miss England 2018 will bring a touch of glamour to the island. Says the Sunday Times: “The event is expected to bring much cheer, sparkle and glitter to illuminate the off season.”
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.”