Live the Sri Lankan Dream – 2019 Synopsis from the International


Once called as the Wonder of Asia and once called the Land like no other; Sri Lanka was a destination which served the worldwide travelers to explore its domains for centuries. The uniqueness of the countries attributes was witnessed by Aryans to modern travelers.

2019 was a year that challenged the Hospitality and Tourism Industry with a devastating terror attack on the 21st of April which is commonly known as the Easter Sunday Attack. 

The citizens of Sri Lanka and all the other stakeholders worked towards the industry to get it back alive. 

Blue Ceylon & Co. is appeased to highlight the achievements of that great motive. 

Travel Lemming Reader Awards – 2019 World’s Top Destinations

The Travel Lemming website has ranked Sri Lanka as the #1 Destination in Asia for 2019 while the only destination to win their Judges Award and Reader Award for its respective continent. The runner-up for this category was Bhutan. 

Lonely planet – Top Country to travel in 2019

Highlighting the rich culture, wildlife and the community the Lonely Planet ranked Sri Lanka as the best country to travel in 2019 beating Germany and Zimbabwe. National parks, Ancient Monuments and travelling through the Tea plantations has captured the eye of the international travel giants.

This was published in several famous platforms as The Guardian and the Independent.

Conde Nast votes for Sri Lanka – 4th Best country to visit in 2019

Sri Lanka was voted the 4th best country to travel in 2019 by Conde Nast Traveler which is an upmarket magazine with 600,000 registered users. 

The 32nd release of the Conde Nast Traveler was record-breaking with 600,000 enrolled voters giving their assessment on the best nations, lodgings, urban communities and islands on the planet.

Sri Lanka scored 91.79 beating South Africa, Peru, Greece, Philippines, Italy, Vietnam, Turkey, Japan and Many more. 

The Best Safari destination outside of Africa – Forbes

The pearl of the Indian ocean was under the spot when Forbes recognized it as a grade “A” Safari destination in the world. From the Leopards at Yala , Elephants at Gal Oya to all the other species sets up the diverse turf for the traveler to explore. The thick forests of all types and varied geographical sites reflects the uniqueness of Sri Lanka.

Not forget the exotic Boat safaris and the assorted off road national park safaris makes the traveler to explore the nature at its best outside Africa.  

1st out of the 15 Best Islands in the World 2019 – Travel and Leisure 

Travel and Leisure Annual World’s Best Award survey picked up Sri Lanka as the best Island of the world in 2019. With a score of 92.12 Sri Lanka beating Palawan-Philippines, Bali-Indonesia, Maldives and Koh Lanta-Thailand and many more. 

1st among the 20 warm-weather destinations to visit in 2019 – USA Today

This Internationally distributed American newspaper the USA Today, unveiled the fact that Sri Lanka is the Best Place to travel in 2019 to avoid the winter.  Having a printed reach of 726,906 daily and 504,000 digitally made this news go all over the residents of USA who is dealing with extreme weather in 2019.

Let’s Explore Sri Lanka!!!

Madushan Jayathilake – The Blue Team

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