Sri Lanka remains as the best country to visit in the world in 2019, says Lonely Planet, a leading travel magazine.
Sri Lanka's tourism orders in Sri Lanka have fallen by 186% since the Easter Attack, but the position of Sri Lanka in the ranking list has not changed, according to the magazine.Sri Lanka was named as the best country to visit in the world in 2019.
It also states that several countries including the United Kingdom have dropped the travel warnings issued to Sri Lanka in the past few weeks.
The journal says that such events should not diminish the desire to explore and learn about such a tourist country.
“Sri Lanka is a country generally appreciative of tourism, after all the petite country has endured its fair share of hardship and the attacks in April 2019 just added to the list.
The toll on tourism has been tremendous on the island state. According to travel consultancy ForwardKeys, average net bookings to and within Sri Lanka fell 186% the week following the attack.
While we don’t discount the fear many travellers feel, we should not allow events like this to deter us from continuing to explore, learn and break down stereotypes. In recent weeks, countries have softened their travel warnings to Sri Lanka, including the UK.
The country has been upset, but continues to be an incredible place to visit. It still tops our Best in Travel for 2019. Read on to discover why.”