Built in the fifth century, Sri Lanka’s Sigiriya fortress attracted the attention of British archaeologists in the 1800s, who were amazed by its leonine rock art and beautiful frescoes.
Original Source: http://www.ft.lk/columns/A-room-glut-and-cutthroat-competition-/4-685127 A room glut and cutthroat competition ? By Srilal Miththapala Sri Lanka tourism was riding high early this year, with arrivals for the first three months reaching 740,600 and exceeding last year by close to 5%. However […]
Traditionally one of the main indices by which tourism performance is assessed the world over, is by analyzing the total tourist arrivals into a country. Historically Sri Lanka also has been adopting this method. However, Sri Lanka seems to place too much of emphasis on arrivals only, to determine the ‘health’ of tourism.[…]
One of the greatest rewards of traveling — discovering the new — is reflected in T+L readers’ picks for the world’s best islands. Not only do several islands make their debut but one newcomer to the list also vaulted directly into the No. 1 spot. Thanks to those adventurers who have gone before you, all you need to do is pick your desired body of water to find your paradise.[…]
The Western media jumped on a 57 percent drop in arrivals to Sri Lanka in June. That’s only half the story and one that could cause consumers to postpone visits. The destination is actually on the mend. […]