Travel Industry announces prediction for 2019’s top destination

Travel Industry announces prediction for 2019’s top destination

Tracey at Tailor & Made looks at the travel industry’s prediction for the top long haul destination for 2019 ….

Welcome to Sri Lanka – this small teardrop shaped island in the Indian Ocean packs in so many experiences from wildlife, tea plantations, temples, history, culture and rose-gold beaches.

Touring the ‘Cultural Triangle’ takes in elaborate cities including Kandy, a colonial gem and centre of tea making. Here you can take the tea train though the plantations and see how labour intensive it is to produce your daily cuppa. Visit the most sacred of Buddha relics at the Temple of the Tooth then walk through the ruins of Anuradhapura before climbing Sigiriya Rock for spectacular views of the countryside.

Wildlife lovers will not be disappointed as there are leopards and elephants in the Yala National Park and the birdlife is superb as you walk through the Sinharaja Rainforest Biosphere.

Sri Lanka is a photographers paradise with a diverse landscape from North to South you will never be disappointed.

The coastal town of Galle, built by the Portugese in the 16th century, occupied by the Dutch for 100 years before the British added towers, lighthouses and many city gates. Spending a day wandering the streets and visiting the fort – surrounded on three sides by water –  is a must.

At the end of all this touring Sri Lanka has some amazing beach resorts to offer including Bentota, the perfect spot to relax and also enjoy the many local restaurants serving home made cuisine.

Alternatively you may wish to travel onwards to the Maldives for the complete get away from it all to experience the snorkelling and diving or simply relax on your desert island.

The best time to visit the area is in our winter months of late November through to mid April when the temperatures are suitable for both touring and relaxing and the wildlife is evident and visible.

Contact Tracey Strand at Tailor and Made Travel at tracey@tailorandmade.co.uk for itinerary suggestions.