Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is moving up

Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals hit a record high in November and for the year, with visitor totals climbing every month on a year-on-year basis since a 25-year civil war ended in May 2009. Tourist arrivals in November hit a monthly record of 90,889, up 25.8 per cent from October, surpassing the island nation’s previous monthly peak of 84,627 in December.

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Sri Lanka is much cheaper than Thailand

When it comes to travelling long haul, the best value can be found in Sri Lanka, according to the UK Post Office Long haul report. When looking at a typical ‘basket’ of 10 items, including a bottle of water, a beer, suncream, insect repellant postcards and a three-course meal for two with wine, Sri Lanka came out as the best-value destination for the second year in a row. Thailand followed, with a drop in local prices balancing out the weak sterling exchange rate, with Vietnam close behind.

Sri Lanka is both cheap and beautiful

Prices are down by a third on the Indian Ocean island, making it an ideal destination for budget-conscious travellers seeking winter sun. The drop in prices makes Sri Lanka 38 per cent cheaper than Thailand, its nearest rival on the list of affordable long haul holiday spots.

The travel report by the Post Office found prices have fallen in over two-thirds of popular destinations, with a 27 per cent drop in South Africa after the World Cup-related boom.