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Sri Lanka Tourism Updates

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International Endorsements

Global Encouragement and Praise

Sri Lanka continues emerge as one of the world’s best tourist destinations with accolades from various travel guides and travel magazines including Lonely Planet and National Geographic Traveller.

Lonely Planet named Sri Lanka as its best tourist destination for year 2013 while National Geographic Travellerfeatured Sri Lanka in its UK edition highlighting 21 must-see places. Sri Lanka also topped the best 13 locations selected by British Airways and the Air service resumed direct flights to the island from March 2013.

With many UNESCO heritage sites, beaches, wildlife parks and hill country resorts bottled up in to a small space Sri Lanka is undoubtedly one of the best holiday destinations waiting to be discovered and celebrated.

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BBC Good Food team has named Sri Lankan cuisine as the No.1 trending cuisine in 2019 on their list.

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Sri Lanka Voted Travel Lemming Reader Awards - 2019
World's Top Destinations

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Sri Lanka Voted Emerging Destination Awards - 2019
6 Best in the World

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I Escape Web Site UK ranked Sri Lanka 10 Best Places to Visit in 2019

Here’s a striking thought: Sri Lanka is smaller than Ireland but it contains golden beaches, gorgeous waterfalls, wild elephants, sacred temples, epic mountain ranges, modern cities and probably your last chance to spot a leopard in the wild. And that’s just scratching the surface. Take a stunning train ride, surf the southern coasts, or just relax with the best cup of tea of your life.

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Sri Lanka voted by travel influencers as top destination in Asia for 2019

From dreamy surf coasts to quiet jungle retreats, to incredible wildlife and history, Sri Lanka has all the makings of one of the greatest travel destinations on the planet. And with two very distinct rainy seasons on each side of the island, there's always somewhere that's "in season," meaning there's no bad time to visit. Just hurry up and get there before everyone else does.

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Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2019

Sri Lanka has claimed the top spot in the world's leading travel guide, the Lonely Planet as the best travel destination in 2019.

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National Geographic Traveler - The cool list of 2018

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Sri Lanka Selected Top Global Safety Destination For Women Travelers In 2018: Tops List Of 20 Countries

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Best Spring Trips 2018

Sri Lanka’s East Coast is best explored by boat—whether SUP-boarding with dolphins, sailing beach to beach, or ferrying to Pigeon Island for prime-time snorkeling. (National Geographic)

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