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SL still tops Lonely Planet’s best destinations for 2019

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Even after the unfortunate Easter Sunday attacks which were followed by a large number of cancellations of bookings made by tourists, Sri Lanka still topped the Lonely Planet's Best in Travel for 2019, the latest article published in the travel guide's website said.

The article titled 'Why I won't give up on Sri Lanka and you shouldn't either' said Sri Lanka was a country generally appreciative of tourism, after all, the petite country has endured its fair share of hardship and the attacks in April 2019 just added to the list.

"The toll on tourism has been tremendous on the island state. According to travel consultancy ForwardKeys, average net bookings to and within Sri Lanka fell 186% the week following the attack. While we don’t discount the fear many travellers feel, we should not allow events like this to deter us from continuing to explore, learn and break down stereotypes.

“In recent weeks, countries have softened their travel warnings to Sri Lanka, including the UK. The country has been upset but continues to be an incredible place to visit. It still tops our Best in Travel for 2019." it said.

Read the full feature article here

  Comments - 3

  • hans perlee Wednesday, 03 July 2019 07:18 PM

    I don't take Lonely Planet serious. You can buy your top place with them. lot of gohst accounts there.

    S.Sangaralingham Thursday, 04 July 2019 09:49 AM

    Nothing wrong with the country and the common folks. Safety security not their problems but who higher up eith vatious titles.

    Suhada Thursday, 04 July 2019 10:05 AM

    To Hans Perlee We don't care whether you take it or not.As Sri Lankans it is huge thing for us.

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