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SL among top five Global Wellness Tourism Destinations: Minister

10 October 2021 12:40 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka has been ranked among the top five Wellness Tourism Destinations in the world this year, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga.

According to the Global Wellness Institute, Sri Lanka ranked number four as the Wellness Tourism Destinations while Bali tops list.

It was reported that Sri Lanka is best for spiritual healing.

The Minister said after Covid-19 situation, most of the tourists in the world have paid more attention to mental, spiritual and physical well-being.

The Minister said there is a high demand for Ayurveda and traditional medicine, which has been in existence in Sri Lanka for many years and that the Government is working to develop it.

The Minister made this remark during a meeting with a group of ministers who attended the French International Tourism Exhibition in Paris, France.

Several ministers and ministry secretaries from France, Egypt, Greece, and Jordan attended the event.

He said the representatives not to be afraid to send tourists to Sri Lanka as the nation has now become a safe destination.

With the opening of the country to tourists in December 2020, more than 40,000 tourists have visited Sri Lanka and only 323 of them contracted Covid-19, Minister Ranatunga said.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

  Comments - 8

  • Dee Sunday, 10 October 2021 12:51 PM

    Oh Wow! Congratulations Hon Sir!

    Lal Sunday, 10 October 2021 12:58 PM

    Must give the Dammika peniya to all tourists free of charge.

    wellness belly Sunday, 10 October 2021 12:58 PM

    the minister needs first some ' wellness ' treatment to clear his rain

    Run Weera Sunday, 10 October 2021 01:32 PM

    OMG! Prasanna seems to have done wonders for SL tourism industry !

    dickie bird Sunday, 10 October 2021 03:31 PM

    Where is the sham PCR testing at the Airport?

    Nish Sunday, 10 October 2021 04:22 PM

    Really? SL is the most corrupt and overcharging country from tourists in Asia. I can't see any wellness in the country. SL rips off tourists in everything, yet tries to promote tourism. Right from visa fees to huge charges as entrance fees. I wonder why tourists come to SL at all.

    sss Sunday, 10 October 2021 06:10 PM

    to help the course, unregulated pollution and clearing of protected forests (especially by the present government) are being carried out widely

    Arnold Sunday, 10 October 2021 09:41 PM

    Can't expect tourism to return to normal when Gnanasara Thero is going around shouting there is going to be another Easter bombing!!

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