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Pledge Holidays – Social Update – September 30, 2016 at 03:09PM

More good news for visitors to Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, widely hailed as the fastest-growing tourists market in Asia, if not the world.

The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) has carried out another dengue prevention and clean-up campaign throughout the city, which was flooded by the last monsoon rains.

It come after a country-wide anti-mosquito drive in the wake of global health fears prompted by the spread of Zika, a disease that causes sever cerebral deformities in unborn babies, and which is spread by the dengue mosquito.

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Pledge Holidays – Social Update – September 30, 2016 at 02:10PM

It took five hours to get there, “but as the bus was driving through the town’s main road, which runs parallel to the moon shaped golden beach, we could already see it was worth it”.

Arugum Bay on Sri Lanka’s east coast was the latest port of call for London-born veteran travellers Darren and Shelley, for whom “experiencing new cultures, sights, smells, tastes and people is what makes us feel like we’re really living”.

And for this couple on a mission to see the world, Arugum Bay “has the kind of mellow vibe that we often look for in the beach towns we choose to visit”.

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Pledge Holidays – Social Update – September 30, 2016 at 01:06PM

The DailyFT, Sri Lanka’s business and finance newspaper, reports that Sri Lanka Tourism has concluded its wide range of road shows in Eastern Europe, including Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary.

Lanka Hospitals in Colombo has become the first healthcare provider in Sri Lanka to achieve international medical tourism accreditation from the US-based Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA).

Colombo is ranked fourth behind Osaka, Chengdu, and Abu Dhabi in the 2016 Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index, in which Asia dominates both the global top 10 and top 10 fastest-growing destination cities.

Colombo Page reports that a project to ensure the long-term preservation of Galle Fort, one of Sri Lanka’s eight World Heritage Sites, is being supported by the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.

HospitalityNet reports prior to the upcoming Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (AHTIC) in Colombo that Sri Lanka “is now officially one of the fastest growing tourist markets in the world”.

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