5 million Tourists in Sri Lanka

5 million Tourists in Sri Lanka – This is the target for 2029.

You’d better come quickly before the paradise island gets too busy!

According to Travel Weekly “Sri Lanka hails ‘amazing comeback’ as it targets five million tourists by 2029”

In the article of the 8th November 2023 the chairman of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has laid out a five-year recovery plan. The destination aims to target five million tourists by 2029.

Prior to this the he country’s best-ever year in 2018, when 2.3 million travellers visited the island. 

A new tagline.

Next year advertising is planned to commence with a new tagline ‘You’ll come back for more’.  

The country will need to build on infrastructure if it is to meet its 2029 target. Additional rooms will need to be developed for the range of guests from backpackers to higher spenders.

Come now before it gets too busy(5 million tourists in Sri Lanka).

Much as we applaud the ambition to achieve 5 millions tourists in Sri Lanka by 2029 a lot needs to be done to facilitate these numbers.

We already see some stresses at the historic peak season between December and April.
This is the time of year where travellers want to escape from the cold Northern Hemisphere winter.

The most beautiful train journey in the world.

Taking a train from Kandy to Ella is a popular way to see some of the country.
It is a truly spectacular journey with the section between Nanuoya (Nuwara Eliya) and Ella being particular scenic. 

This experience is becoming one of the poster boys to advertise a holiday on this paradise island.

Although the train tickets are now available to be purchased online many of our guests have difficulty buying a ticket.

The journey from Kandy to Ella is around 6 hours, so you do need to book a seat. Unfortunately we have had guests that have arrived exhausted from their train journey as they were unable to secure a seat. This does not provide the best experience for them.  It’s also not what they were expecting from their trip in paradise. 

Some have been able to purchase train tickets at an exorbitant price from ticket agents who have scooped up batches of tickets when they have been released online.

More train tickets?, more trains? (with 5 million tourists in Sri Lanka).

If the tourist numbers in Sri Lanka are going to rise to 5 million by 2029 there will be a requirement for more tickets and more trains. Whether the train lines and schedule can deal with an additional capacity is something that we will no doubt find out in time.

We hope that a solution is found so that tourists can experience this beautiful journey.

So, come quickly!

Our recommendation is to come quickly to enjoy this paradise island. 

There are opportunities to find crowd free places in Sri Lanka now, however this may not last for long. 

You’ll come back for more’ - we agree.

We do support the tagline ‘You’ll come back for more’.

From our experience a majority of our guests plan to revisit Sri Lanka. They love their experience travelling around the island. The warmth of the welcome from local people is one of the major attractions. This is supported by so many things to see and do.

Sunbathe at the coast, safari, trek the new Pekoe Trail, see waterfalls, temples and ancient cities and just some of the things on Sri Lanka’s list.

Visiting at different times of the year opens up sides of the island that are avoided during the North West and South East Monsoons.

More than a stay, an experience.

One of our recent guests wrote these words in his review.
We, at GlenMyu Estate, love it and “More than a stay, an experience” is our new tagline.

We only have three bedrooms, so we advise you to come quick and and book early.

Stay at GlenMyu Estate to explore the Sri Lankan Hill Country

A stay at GlenMyu Estate as you explore the Sri Lankan Hill Country and see sights like Horton Plains National Park is a unique experience.

We only have three bedrooms and you will need to book early during the peak holiday season.

The estate is usually within an hours drive of the major sightseeing locations such as Nine Arch Bridge, Ella Town, Upper Diyaluma Waterfall, Lipton’s Seat, Bambarakanda Waterfall and many more,

GlenMyu Estate is listed on Booking.com and Airbnb.
Contact us by the WhatsApp button on our website for direct booking rates.

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