Lanka second among 20 best
Sri Lanka was placed second in the National Geographic's world's 20
In a list that encompasses some of the most exotic and exclusive
getaway locations including Bali and Manhattan, Sri Lanka takes top
This follows suit of the recent spate of positive reviews that Sri
Lanka has received from the New York Times, and Daily Candy, to name a
Wildlife and beaches a big tourist attraction
The countdown show included beaches, food, wildlife and must see
sights like Sigiriya to be the features that is most attractive for
tourists coming into the island. The program includes soundbytes from
internationally reputed Travel writer for the Times, Jill Crawshaw, and
Editor for the Wanderlust magazine, Lyn Hughes. "We are proud to have
received such prestigious reviews from a reputable media channel such as
National Geographic," said Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau Managing
Director Dileep Mudadeniya..
"The network as always carried positive features on Sri Lanka and we
are regularly featured in Animal Planet as well," he said.
Sri Lanka Tourism has been working continuously with all the
international media groups, National Geographic in particular, regularly
feeding them with information on the various facets of Sri Lanka
Tourism. The new product offerings include whale watching, primates,
surfing and so on have sparked immense international media interest.
As a destination Sri Lanka is also on the threshold of being granted
the status of a 'Geo tourism' site through the National Geographic
group. This new status will also increase the number of inbound
tourists, bringing in a new fast rising segment of tourists who only
frequent geo tourism destinations.
National Geographic Canada was in the country last year shooting for
an episode in the popular series Departures. The Sri Lanka episode in
the 4th season of the program will be aired later this month.
Sri Lanka has also been featured on National Geographic publications
with the first issue for this year of National Geographic China
featuring a 20 page photo feature of Sri Lanka.
There has been nearly a 68 percent growth in inbound tourism for
February when compared to the same month in 2009.