Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka one of the top five emerging tourist destinations
Mon, Nov 12, 2012, 10:36 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka, emerging from a three-decade long civil war, is listed as one of the world's top five emerging travel destinations.

The World Travel Market Industry Report has highlighted the SLIMMA nations - Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico and Argentina- as the emerging travel and tourism powerhouses.

Sri Lanka is the third most cited country in the top five SLIMMA countries behind Argentina at top followed by Mexico.

According to the World Travel Market 2012 Industry Report Sri Lanka has been favored due to three factors. Reemergence after the civil war that ended in May 2009, investing in infrastructure and the natural beauty of the country were the central factors that favored Sri Lanka's position in the industry.

Lonely Planet, the world's largest travel guide and the digital media publisher, also named Sri Lanka as the number one destination in the world to travel in 2013.

The WTM report launched in London last week, highlights travel trends, and is referred to by many professionals in the industry in making their strategic plans.

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has surveyed its key exhibitors and senior Meridian Club buyers to discover the central issues for the industry.

Emerging from a three-decade long war that has held off the travelers to the country and a devastating tsunami in 2004, Sri Lanka is beginning to experience the lost splendor again.

Sri Lanka targets one million tourists to the country this year and expects to raise the number of arrivals to 2.5 million by 2016.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Motor vehicle enthusiasts to gather at Ceylon Motor Show 2017 - a showcase of the best of modern cars and classic vehicles in Sri Lanka
-- [0 minutes ago]
Sailors of USS Hopper restores the resting place of first US envoy to Sri Lanka in Galle
-- [50 minutes ago]
Heavy rainfall expected in Sri Lanka as over one million people affected by severe drought
-- [1 hour and 59 minutes ago]
President sets price ceiling for imported rice, instructs to expedite drought relief
-- [2 hours ago]
Police to check all vehicles for covering driver side windows
-- [9 hours ago]
President to take action against removal of head of Lanka Coal Company
Three bidders for Sri Lanka national carrier shortlisted
IMF commends Sri Lanka's strategy to create financial discipline
President requests industries to reduce power usage in advertising and decorations at night
'Wilpattu forest cleared by State Timber Corp, not by Muslim IDPs' - environmentalist

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.