Sri Lankan Tourism industry is finally flourishing again after the slump in recent years due to Tsunami & Civil issues. Backed by revamped Tourism campaigns, the number of people taking holidays in Sri Lanka is at a record level according to official figures.
According to the country’s tourism agency, Overseas visitors are highly attracted by the new luxury beachfront resorts and wellness retreats within the jungle.
In February, arrivals were up nearly 50 per cent compared with the same month in 2009, while the increase stood at 68 per cent among Britons alone.
Noting that the Indian Ocean destination appears to have recovered from the effects of the 2004 tsunami, Sri Lanka Tourism Development highlighted three wildlife parks that have recently opened – including Yala.
“Based in revamped eco lodges within the park, visitors are blanketed in Sri Lanka’s rare and colorful birdlife. Parrots, kingfisher and painted storks, to name a few,” the organization stated.
Recently Yahoo Travel Magazine also voted for Srilanka amongst the Top attractive & affordable tourist destinations.