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50% more Middle Eastern travellers taking Sri Lanka holidays

Middle Eastern travellers have become more and more interested in Sri Lanka as the ideal holiday destination for exotic beaches and uncrowded, paradisiacal surroundings. Sri Lanka holidays are the destination of choice for Arab sun-and-sea-seekers

50% more Middle Eastern travellers taking Sri Lanka holidays

It has been revealed by a Middle Eastern website that an increasing number of tourists from the Middle East region have increasingly become more interested in Sri Lanka holidays with a significant increase of 50% more Middle Eastern tourists heading to Sri Lanka in search of an exotic location with plenty of sunshine and clean, sparkling, unspoilt and uncrowded beaches.

Sri Lanka as a holiday destination reported a major influx of Arab travellers as Middle East tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka holidays increased by a whopping 50% in January, 2010 compared to the same period last year. These figures were compiled by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority and announced by the Middle East office of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Board (SLTPB).

For the sun-sea-and-sand enthusiast, Sri Lanka holidays offers Arab travellers with unbeatable value. Due to its location along the equatorial zone, the region enjoys a tropical climate that varies according to the region and the season. Summer temperatures range between a warm and comfortable 24 to 26 degrees Celsius with sunny, blue skies being virtually always guaranteed. Those in search of naturally perfect glistening turquoise waters soon find that the island boasts several public pristine beaches as well as five-star beach hotels and resorts.

A full range of water sports can be enjoyed during Sri Lanka holidays, from sailing to windsurfing, scuba diving, water-skiing and deep sea fishing, the island's coasts have it all. Equipment for all sports can be hired and professional instruction is available throughout the coastal areas, said Heba Al Ghais Al Mansoori, Middle East Director of SLTPB based in Dubai.

Dive enthusiasts are more than catered for in their Sri Lanka holidays, as the island treats them to some of the most spectacular reefs in the world, also boasting large schools of a variety of colourful fish. And if all this wasn't enough, for a unique sense of adventure during submarine exploration, Sri Lanka's coastlines bear hidden treasures of famous ship wrecks dating back centuries. Coral reefs, under sea caves and rock formations can also be found all around the island.

And when those lazy beach bums and sun-bathers need a break from the beach, Sri Lanka holidays brings them with a variety of options to unwind. Comfortable city tours can easily be arranged with air-conditioned coaches and multi-lingual guides introducing travellers to the island's unique culture.

All of the above attractions are then combined with the highest standards of luxury, comfort and service with a smile to create the most wonderfully escapist luxury holidays. With more than 5000 rooms available in graded establishments along the southern coast, each offering a varied array of options, all kinds all travellers are well catered for, from big spenders to budget-conscious holidaymakers.

As a final note we must add that a visit to Sri Lanka wouldn't be complete without taking the chance to explore the wild natural beauty of the countryside; from the scenic waterfalls, spice and tea plantations, bird and wildlife reserves, tropical jungle excursions and the luxurious yet eco-friendly accommodation, the eco-traveller can find paradise on earth during its holidays in Sri Lanka .

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