Good news for Sri Lanka Tourism – Sri Lanka identified as a 20 Best Places to Go in 2020. Travel publication Conde Nast Traveler website included Sri Lanka for their 20 best countries to travel to in 2020 list.
Sri Lanka’s Southern Coast
It’s only been a decade since Sri Lanka emerged from a brutal 26-year civil war that devastated its residents and decimated its tourism industry. But since 2009, global travelers have flocked to the country, drawn to its alluring beaches and misty tea estates. Sri Lanka regularly found itself topping lists like this one—until this past April, when tragedy struck again, this time in the form of an Easter terrorist attack at Colombo hotels and churches that left about 250 dead.
Overnight, the beaches and tea estates were empty of tourists once again. While thousands of citizens were impacted by the slowdown, resilience is part of Sri Lanka’s ethos. Despite a decline of more than 20 percent in tourist numbers since 2018, a clutch of new hotels along the country’s southern coast have been readying themselves for guests, and travelers are trickling back.
Last February, Mumbai’s quirky Abode Bombay unveiled its sister property, the four-bedroom Abode Ahangama, in a terra-cotta-roofed bungalow set in a verdant jungle just a short tuk-tuk ride from the beach; that nearby beach is where they’ll be unveiling a café, a restaurant, and a coworking space in the spring. Also in Ahangama, the new Harding Boutique Hotel will debut in February with six suites and a buzzy rooftop bar, Mr. M, in a sleek building that’s a tribute to Sri Lanka’s signature tropical modernist architecture movement.
At the end of November, the Postcard Galle marks the first opening from the Postcard collection hotels outside India. Set on a lagoon on Sri Lanka’s southwestern coast, its 10 rooms all have balconies with views, and it’s close to the cafés and boutiques of the Galle Fort neighborhood. Opening in December, Haritha Villas in Hikkaduwa is a seamless blend of past and present: Two colonial-style cottages and seven contemporary villas are spread out across a palm-shaded estate. And if you like to fill your breaks from surfing with a little game viewing, head to Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park, where Wild Coast Tented Lodge, a seaside property with 28 cocoon-like tents done up in a safari-meets-steampunk aesthetic, will be opening a leopard-conservation center this spring. Researchers will be keeping a close eye on the endangered leopard population and sharing their findings with guests. —Sarah Khan
Details via – https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/best-places-to-go-in-2020
Sri Lanka’s tourism and travel achievement in 2020
💠 Sri Lanka listed as the best country to travel to in 2020, The Times UK
💠 Sri Lanka listed in 20 best country to travel to in 2020, Conde Nast Traveler.
💠 Sri Lanka included for six best places to visit in Asia for solo female travelers in 2020.
💠 Sri Lanka listed in CNN Travel’s 20 best places to visit in 2020
Travel and tourism sector is developing in Sri Lanka. Recently Sri Lanka has won many awards and achievements in year 2020 and 2019. Also official figures shows tourism sector recovering in 2020 after easter sunday attacks.