Conde Nast lists SL among world’s top five destinations in 2012



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One of the world’s leading and most discerning and trusted monthly travel magazine in Britain "Condé Nast Traveller" has nominated Sri Lanka as one of the top five destinations to watch in year 2012 with experts on its staff predicting that Sri Lanka will be among the hottest new holiday destinations this year.


Unveiling the list of destinations the magazine says, "One of the great joys of travel is the feeling you’ve discovered somewhere special, somewhere that’s all yours, for the first time - before the developers move in and the crowds descend. It could be a new and unexplored region, like the Arctic Circle, or an entire country that has been off-limits to tourists for political reasons, such as Sri Lanka and Burma."


Sri Lanka has been placed third in the list of destinations ahead of Britain, Australia, Abu-Dhabi .


Tag-lining Sri Lanka as ``The coasts less travelled" the magazine says that "Although the north and east coasts are undeveloped, their natural beauty is unspoiled. You can find yourself the only tourist in the traditional villages, and the only person on some of the country’s most beautiful beaches. Indeed, those beaches on the east coast have fine sand and calm, clear waters, unlike the surf destinations on the west.This does, of course, mean top-class accommodation is still limited - but for many, finding charming guesthouses or rustic beach huts is all part of the adventure; and being first to discover a place never loses its thrill."


This achievement is certainly a boost for Sri Lanka Tourism which has just recorded the highest ever arrivals to the country this year and targeting a 2.5 million tourist by year 2016, the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau said yesterday.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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