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Conde Nast Traveler readers vote Sri Lanka 4th best to visit

Tourism is the third highest source of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka, but the industry has faced a downturn following the Easter Sunday terror attacks.

ECONOMYNEXT- Readers of the upmarket travel publication Conde Nast Traveler have voted Sri Lanka the fourth best country to travel to in 2019 despite the Easter Sunday terror attacks which crippled the country’s tourism sector.

The 32nd Reader’s Choice Awards of the Conde Nast Traveler published in Novermber showed Sri Lanka coming in behind Indonesia, Thailand and Portugal.

Saying that “big things come in small packages,” Conde Nast highlighted the variety of attractions Sri Lanka has to offer, from culture and tea plantations to its beaches.

The magazine said that despite the terror attacks in April, Sri Lanka’s tourism sector is slowly recovering with initiatives such as the free visa on arrival program.

The 32nd edition of the Conde Nast Traveler was record-breaking with 600,000 registered voters giving their opinion on the best countries, hotels, cities and islands in the world.

South Africa, Peru, Greece, the Philippines, Italy and Vietnam made up the rest of the top 10 countries in the world for 2019. (Colombo/Nov26/2019)

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