World renowned Lonely Planet ranks Sri Lanka as No. 1 among the Top 10 countries to visit in 2019
Sri Lanka has been ranked number one among the Lonely Planet’s Top 10 countries to visit in 2019. Wikipedia has stated that Lonely Planet is among the largest travel guide book publishers in the world.
According to Wikipedia, Lonely Planet has sold over 120 million books since inception (1972) and over 11 million of its travel apps.
The local media has reported that a mention in the Lonely Planet can equate to increased tourism for the destination and the sites they recommend to visit.
Sri Lanka topping the list is also viewed as a material victory for Sri Lanka’s tourism promotion effort.
For the year 2018 through the 30th September, 1,731,922 tourists had visited Sri Lanka for this year. The amount of visitors is an 11.6 percent increase over last year when 1,551,931 tourists had visited the country during the same period.
The Lonely Planet ranking indicates the recognition of Sri Lanka as a tourist destination in the world. The latest ranking would provide a boost to the country’s tourism sector. Sri Lanka tourism is currently on a growth path and the development taking place in the tourism, leisure and hospitality sectors has resulted in the creation of many investment opportunities for foreign businesses/investors.
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