Do You Boast About Tourism Development? | Care to Support?

From natural disasters, terrorist attacks, economic wars to pandemic biological disasters; the tourism industry has suffered enough of the negative impacts over the centuries. Still what we are struggling to describe is the movement of people for a reason, which was practiced well over even during the Egyptians who had tour guide services or hosting a river cruise dinner couple of thousands of years ago. 

The 21st century was not limited to none other than the economic aspects when travelling.

1.5 billion tourist has travelled the surface of the earth in 2019, where they have contributed 2.893billon USD just because they are travelling which was boosted after the Wright Brothers invention. 

Traveling is Everything

In the modern day with the wealth that the world community willing to spend and contribute, can support in many ways from changing the poverty and to uplift the sustainability of the world. To balance off the current world requirement , there is always a price tag. However, being the conscious traveler why not support the local tourism which will enhance the global tourism with its local ambassadors in this much needed time? 

Let’s see what you can really do to uplift the local tourism.

Plan local

There can be astonishing destinations within the country that you are craving to travel by simply triggered by some Instagram pics. You might have a real urgency to tick off international destinations, but are you sure that you can do it right now? 

Well, explore the local destinations which will amaze you and will keep your satisfaction alive. This will definitely tick off your bucket list of local destinations which will help to circulate money within the local community too. 

Travel Local

Who does not like a comfy ride? From a limousine to average car would fulfil the need of a traveller to get to a destination. Support the local providers: tuk tuks, rickshaws to canoes and boats will give you life time experience while contributing to the individual local operators. Do not miss the Sri Lanka unique train experience by any cost.

Choose your travelling mode carefully while your travelling locally. It could be the cheapest way too.

Buy local

Despite you’re a Business, Solo, Family, bag backer or a corporate traveler you will be asked or directed to certain entities to purchase your requirements. True enough, what they are trying to show you the best option. 

But, thinking in a global scale, sustainability has its own definitions. One would be supporting the local community. 

By buying local goods such as local vegetables, local fruits and herbs might bring you the best taste of local delicacies ever. Local vendors prices can be tricky but most of the time it can be less than the super markets that you visit. Try to purchase local if you are a responsible traveler who look forward to support the local tourism.

Here is list for you, if your thinking what to buy local.

  • Vegetables and fruits
  • Spices and Herbs
  • Meat and Fish
  • Locally produced Clothes (Handmade most of the time)
  • Locally produced Accessories (Avoid exotic or animal products)
  • Hand Crafts (Represents and unique to its native culture)
  • Paintings
  • Jewellery and Gems

Taste local

You might not find the best steak house with your favorite wine when you travel overseas. Unless your that high spender seeking the specific and expensive experience, try out the local cuisines. Every continent has its unique flavor in the food, the question is how ready are you to try the best (literary) authentic flavors of the world?

Do not hesitate to select a local restaurant, food outlet to try the local delicacies. You know what?, you are supporting the local vendors and the tourism during your stay. Spending your money in a local eat house while having the great local experience will support the local operators to breath in this crucial time.

The True Local Cuisines

Stay Local 

Have you saved a lot money for your next trip? Do you want to post your dollary moment in your Instagram? Yes you can. But, the world now a days has converted to the means of sustainability. Staying local can be another way that you can support the global cause. From Airbnb to any given platform, there will be local accommodation to suite your satisfaction. 

The global economic has disturbed the economy from the rich to poor. So when your travelling why not you support the local tourism while grabbing the best for what you spend? Well, your Instagram won’t be idle with the breath taking and secret sights that you experience around your private local accommodation.

Local Hideouts Can Be So Homely and Comfortable

Live Local and Talk About It

Adopting to the local culture can bring you lot of benefits while travelling. Specially in Sri Lanka, the local community is willing to share their culture with the visitors which has been there form the beginning of the race. Try living one of the different cultures which is not familiar to you to understand the world in a different way. You are supporting the local tourism and the culture by experiencing and sharing your experience when you travel back to your region and boast about it. By the awareness that you create of the local community’s will bring back more wealth and treasure to the locals that you cannot hardly imagine.


It has many dimensions and justifications. Some might do it to uplift their community engagement to retain the reputation or to reflect the worthiness of the crown from the recent pageant. But as a responsible traveller their are ways that you can support the local tourism and the community. When the passion of a volunteer mixed while travelling can initiate great causes which will help the local tourism.


Contributing cash might sounds like absurd while travelling as you have allocated your budget to the last dollar. Some part of the worlds or locally, contribution is a common thing. It might come in as like tipping or just donating. Any way be careful about the scammers and rippers.

How ever the community who deserves your support will be there always. Not to forget, they also have gone through the rough times that you had gone through, a little support to the deserved wouldn’t cost much. Most of the times they stand with you to make your trip a valuable one.

Even if you don’t realise, you are in the great cycle of the travel and tourism industry. Your small amount of disposable cash can make difference to an immersing or an effected tourism community.

Plan, Travel, Buy, Taste, Stay and Live Local when you travel.

by SLtourismpolls – Your Daily Dose of Tourism!!!

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Covid Bored? | Join the Force

The new Corona Virus pandemic has changed the attributes of the Global working force as almost everyone cannot live the regular office day. It has taken different forms such as Work from home, E-learning/Teaching, Remote work, Work online etc. You might already missing your fellow commuters to work and your work colleagues during this isolation. 

However there are more things that you can do to keep yourself accompanied with the free time you have after completing your daily work at home. Definitely you will have more time to spare during these days, even you are saving the travelling time and even the office lunch.  

This is an opportunity to change yourself with the global turnaround while staying at home. Not that your new Tv series, Play-station or the never ending Tv channels will help you to pass the day, by adopting these will lead into to a new life style that you might continue even after the Covid-19 shutdown.


This stress reliving hobby will give you a lot of benefits. Due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak the world has met the ultimate economic nightmare, where there are questions of survival of the mankind. Most of the governments are encouraging their citizens to grow at home to produce whatever they can. 

There are enough of social media influence and online help to you to start your garden even if you haven’t done it before or even with your previous busy work schedule. Plan your space, what your grow and other infrastructure. It is important to have a separate time to work at your garden which should be listed on your daily schedule. 

Don’t forget, you will harvest what you grow!!!

Art and Creations

This could be the ideal time to start your long forgotten golden ideas and projects. Drawing, Painting, Sculpting, Building, Inventing or Creating of your choice needs some detail attention. Kick starting your old hobbies might direct you or starting something new will keep your mind active and take you somewhere. 

There can be barriers of getting the needed raw materials for your Arts and Creations, but you will find something to enhance your skills during this period until the shops open and continue. You will be able to continue these even during the regular holidays after the shutdown.

If there is will there is a way!!!

Focus on your health

May be you are another victim of this isolation period that you cannot feel your beloved Gym equipment. It’s sad to be away from your favorite jogging track and from your swimming lane. If you are an above average work out enthusiast, you will know how to keep your body in shape during these days. 

Not to worry, there are enough of ways to keep yourself engaged when you’re at home. Find the ultimate website or app for cardio exercises which requires very less equipment. Your flexibility, Strength, Balance and your Endurance will increase by doing cardio for couple of minutes. This will help to kill your boring time at home and again to keep yourself healthy. 

Another healthy way is to learn and practice Yoga. There are enough of online Yoga classes and sessions you follow even if you are new to this, or you can surf the good old You tube. Select a time in the day which will not disturb your work.

Any way, you need to find a way to burn those calories that you gained on the couch while watching TV.

So Make every workout count!!!

Gather Knowledge

While surfing the internet to please your senses and your emotions, allocate sometime to gather new knowledge too. Reading articles, magazines and publications or watching videos to enhance your knowledge related your industry/ work is one of the things that you can do at home on these less working days. Challenge your self and take some available online courses too.

Sharing the gathered knowledge via different platforms to your close communities also will generate further motivation for your hunt.

Remember, Knowledge is Power!!!

Thinking of Starting a Business?

It’s high time to pull out your buried business plan and activate. It could be anything from an online retail business to a medium size business to your choice. Connect with your partners, modify and update the plan, do research and work out the finances during this period will help you to take a boost towards the new business.

There are enough of support on the internet and even you can connect live with a specialized consultants to make your new dream come through.

A big business starts small!!!

Joining the Online Global Work Force

If you have what it takes, there are ample of opportunities on the internet to earn more revenue. These can be specialized areas for certain entities that provides work.  The range of work can be wide from freelancing, translating, building websites, blogging and a whole lot of them. 

It’s an good path way if you have not entered the regular work force or even for the other employees, but make sure that you avoid conflict of interest and perform your primary work without any disturbance. So manage your time since you have more now. 

Great things needs great minds!!!

Use your precious time wisely and invest your time for your future benefit. The Covid-19 has taught so many lessons to the world as well as threatened the whole human kind, so why not we grab the given opportunities to make the world a better place?

by SL Tourism Polls – Your Daily Dose of Tourism!!!

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