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Many Aussie travellers who are looking to take a unique holiday trip are heading to the culturally rich island of Sri Lanka. Recently, the small country has announced they will be improving their campaign to welcome more visitors in the upcoming year, which in turn will boost the economy and have more individuals learning about this destination.
Sri Lanka ups their tourism ante
According to Reuters, officials in the tourism industry from Sri Lanka had originally low-balled their predictions for arriving foreigners on business and leisure trips. They now say they hope to entice even more guests to visit than they were previously aiming for. This is due to the first quarter statistics that have been released, which show that Sri Lanka experienced more than a 20 per cent increase in travellers than last year at the same time.
Roughly 260,000 individuals went to Sri Lanka between the months of January and March. These visitors generated about AUD $160 billion in tourism revenue for the country, which is up from last year's first quarter reports by nearly 30 percent. Originally, travel experts said they hoped about 950,000 travellers would go to Sri Lanka this year, but now they have increased this forecast to more than one million guests.
Aussies enjoy trips to Sri Lanka
Many areas of Sri Lanka are full of interesting attractions, cultural landmarks and entertainment options that Aussies can experience on their adventure travel holiday. For instance, many visitors head to the Kandyan Art Association & Cultural Centre, located in Sangharaja Mawatha, to view some local handicrafts and engaging exhibits. Many of the artists will work on their pieces at the facility for guests to watch.
Yala National Park is another popular place to encounter while in the country. This nature reserve is filled with colourful wildlife, including monkeys, elephants and peacocks. Many travellers choose to hire a guide to help them navigate through the park, while others simply pay an entrance fee and hike through the grasslands and forests themselves.
A getaway in Sri Lanka has the potential to be a thrilling experience, so Aussies may join the other one million tourists predicted to visit this country on their next holiday abroad.
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