Tuesday, 06 June 2017 - 16:00
Sri Lanka named Asia’s leading destination for 2017

At the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia 2017, held in Shanghai, Sri Lanka has won the title of leading destination for the region, an award that reflects a country’s range of tourism products and services. The country was also named the leading adventure tourism destination.

Winners are based on an online voting process cast by industry leaders and travel professionals.

Sri Lanka has been emerging as an interesting travel alternative to Thailand, for its beaches, wildlife safaris and adventure tours. Along with its native land mammals (elephants, leopards and wild buffalos), the island’s marine surroundings make the destination one of the best for whale and dolphin watching.

Sri Lanka is also known among thrill-seekers for offering top-notch surfing and diving experiences, jungle treks, hikes and elephant-riding and rock-climbing adventures.

Other big winners of the night include The Oberoi Udaivilas in India, which took home the title of Asia’s leading hotel 2017 and The Peninsula Hong Kong, which was named Asia’s leading luxury hotel 2017.

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