Sri Lanka’s tourism and travel achievement in 2020

🏆 Sri Lanka won “Back on the Map” award at Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2020

🏆 Sri Lanka listed as the BEST country to travel in 2020, The Times UK

🏆 Sri Lanka listed in 20 best country to travel to in 2020, travel publication Conde Nast Traveler.

🏆 Sri Lanka included for six best places to visit in Asia for solo female travelers.

🏆 Sri Lanka listed in CNN Travel’s 20 best places to visit in 2020

20 best country to travel

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.

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. Full Article

Solo female travelers

Understandably, people are wary about travelling to Sri Lanka at the moment, but I’m of the opinion that now is the best time to support the country. Tourism is down, which means crowds are as well, but the people are no less friendly and the scenery no less awe-inducing. You could spend a few days in Colombo, but for a more peaceful environment, head for the hills. Nuwara Eliya is Sri Lanka’s tea country with verdant, rolling hills and fresh air, but I preferred the smaller, laid-back town of Ella.

Sri Lanka’s tourism and travel achievement in 2019

2019 was an amazing year for Sri Lankan tourism as Sri Lanka achieved many achievements, awards and milestones.  Despite 2019’s Easter Sunday attacks, Sri Lanka’s tourism is bouncing back faster than expected, according to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Tourism official figures.

Sri Lanka Tourism Travel Awards and Achievements

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Sri Lanka’s tourism and travel achievement in 2019

🏆 No 1 in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 countries to visit

🏆 World’s Best Island by TravelLeisure

🏆 Top “Emerging Asian Travel Destination” TravelLemming

🏆 Sri Lankan Cuisine No.1 in BBC Good Food 15 food trends list.

🏆 Sri Lanka ranked No :1 as best warm-weather destination to visit this winter by USA Today.

🏆 Sri Lanka is the fourth best country to travel to in 2019, travel publication Conde Nast Traveler.

🏆 Sri Lanka is the best safari destination outside of Africa according to Forbes

🏆 Colombo won the first place as Asia’s Leading Emerging Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards 2019.

🏆 Sri Lanka included for six best places to visit in Asia for solo female travelers.

Official figures show tourism sector is recovering ↗ in Sri Lanka.

🔹May 37,800

🔹June 63,000

🔹July 115,701

🔹August 143,000

🔹September 108,575

🔹October 118,743

🔹November 176,984

🔹December 241,663

🏆 Sri Lanka is the No 1 in Lonely Planet‘s Top 10 countries to visit in 2019

2019 Sri Lanka Tourism Achievements
Sri Lanka Tourism Travel Awards and Achievements 2019

Almost 10 years after the end of its civil war, Sri Lanka has been named the best country in the world to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet. Better transport links, new hotels and a growing number of activities were cited as the reason the south-Asian island was chosen for the top spot in the guidebook publisher ’s annual Best in Travel awards.

🏆Sri Lanka included for six best places to visit in Asia for solo female travelers.

Sri Lanka Tourism Travel Awards and Achievements

Understandably, people are wary about travelling to Sri Lanka at the moment, but I’m of the opinion that now is the best time to support the country. Tourism is down, which means crowds are as well, but the people are no less friendly and the scenery no less awe-inducing. You could spend a few days in Colombo, but for a more peaceful environment, head for the hills. Nuwara Eliya is Sri Lanka’s tea country with verdant, rolling hills and fresh air, but I preferred the smaller, laid-back town of Ella.

🏆World’s Best Island by TravelLeisure

Located just south of India, this roughly 25,000-square-mile island tempts travelers with a diversity of experiences. Along the stunning coastline, the marine national parks make this destination a surfer’s, snorkeler’s, and diver’s dream. Inland, tea plantations await exploration, as do wildlife parks, which teem with animals, including elephants, monkeys, and one of the world’s largest populations of leopards. Luxurious lodgings suit all tastes, from the eco-friendly, five-star Jetwing Vil Uyana, comprised of thatched dwellings set amid paddies and marshes in the Central Province, to the beachside Amanwella, a 30-suite property that embraces Aman’s dedication to understated indulgence. As one T+L reader wrote, “No wonder it is called the pearl of the Indian Ocean.”

🏆Top “Emerging Asian Travel Destination” TravelLemming

A panel consisting of five of the world’s top travel influencers and bloggers has voted Sri Lanka as the top emerging Asian travel destination for 2019.

The awards were published on the site TravelLemming.com, which focuses on emerging and off-the-beaten path travel spots around the globe.

🏆Sri Lankan Cuisine No.1 in BBC Good Food 15 food trends list.

Sri Lanka Tourism Travel Awards and Achievements

Sri Lanka is emerging as an Asian hotspot with its stellar combination of World Heritage sites, wildlife, history, rich culture, pristine beaches and friendly people. For travelers it’s a feast for all the senses.

Sri Lankan cuisine has topped the list this year, ranked no. 1 as an already emerging food trend for the year 2019. Here’s what they have to say:

“Restaurants such as London’s Hoppers, mini chain The Coconut Tree and the success of the M&S Taste Asia range have put Sri Lankan food on the brink of a breakthrough. Think hoppers (bowl-shaped rice flour pancakes), kottu roti (fried veg, eggs, shredded roti and curry, as sold by street stall Kottu Lanka) and pol sambol coconut relish.

‘Before, Sri Lankan was lumped in with Indian cuisine but now, we’re not having an “Indian” anymore. It’s recognised in its own right,’ says Emma Weinbren, food trends editor at retail magazine The Grocer.”

Don’t leave Sri Lanka without trying…

Kottu roti

It’s common to hear the rhythmic clank of the kottu maker on the streets – it’s the ultimate Sri Lankan street food. It’s basically a stir-fry which originated as a simple way of dealing with leftovers. Featuring pieces of roti (bread) mixed together with finely shredded vegetables or pieces of meat, soya sauce, spices, ginger and garlic, on a flat iron skillet using two metal cleavers with wooden handles. You can usually find it in the evenings on the many street stalls, which make use of the leftover ingredients of the day!

🏆Sri Lanka ranked No :1 as best warm-weather destination to visit this winter by USA Today.

Great News for Tourism!

Sri Lanka ranked No :1 as best warm-weather destination to visit this winter by USA Today. If you just can’t take the cold anymore, #VisitSriLanka 🙏

Jetsetters looking for something off the beaten tourist path should consider Sri Lanka. An overlooked gem, this exotic island in the Indian Ocean seduces everyone who steps foot with its stunning unspoiled wilderness, colorful history, and flavorful cuisine. Due to the proximity and a lack of crowds, it’s possible to pack a lot into a trip to Sri Lanka. Kick things off by climbing the steep staircase to the top of Sigiriya. Other highlights include the Golden Temple of Dambulla and biking through the tea plantations.

🏆 Sri Lanka is the fourth best country to travel to in 2019, travel publication Conde Nast Traveler.

Readers of the upmarket travel publication Conde Nast Traveler have voted Sri Lanka the fourth best country to travel to in 2019.

Sri Lanka Tourism Travel Awards and Achievements

🏆 Sri Lanka is the best safari destination outside of Africa according to Forbes

Sri Lanka Tourism Travel Awards and Achievements

Sri Lanka is the best safari destination outside of Africa according to forbes

🏆 Colombo won the first place as Asia’s Leading Emerging Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards 2019.

Love Colombo ❤️

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