A notable achievement, Sri Lanka was recently voted as the Top Emerging Destination in Asia for 2019 by travel website, Travel Lemming. This comes hot on the heels of the country also being adjudged by Lonely Planet as the top country for the Best in Travel 2019. The island has seen a boom in tourism over the last few years with travellers choosing to tour Sri Lanka either independently or with experienced local tour companies like Walkers Tours.
The Travel Lemming accolade mirrors the island’s growing global popularity and amongst the aspects highlighted was the fact that visitors have much to discover in Sri Lanka. This includes exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites, embarking on wildlife safaris and surfing by the coast. The judges who picked the island as the number one choice in Asia were made up of the world’s most well-known travel bloggers and social media influencers; they blog or post in social media under the names of Nomadic Boys, Mapping Megan, Otts World, Travels of Adam and Hackerette.