tea tourism and travel in the news: sri lanka

Promoting tea tourism – Sunday Observer [September 2010]

“It was in 2008 that the State Government in North Bengal, India introduced tea tourism to attract domestic and foreign tourists to the tea plantation areas.  The idea was translated into a plan and implemented following the realization that tourists who visited Dooars areas had shown interest in staying in the tea gardens to see how tea leaves are plucked and processed apart from the serenity of lush green tea layers and the scenic beauty

Tea tourism is practiced in Sri Lanka too, but the potential for the development of this segment is enormous with the strengths Sri Lanka has over others.”

Ceylon Tea on the rise – Lankapuvath  [September 2010]

“(Colombo Lankapuvath) The crop results analysis released by the Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB) last week reported that production returns of the year ending on August 2010 stood at 221.2 million kilos; roughly 39.3 million above the same time last year. Forex earnings would rise to levels never before seen and this year is expected to end with Tea earning well over US$ 1.3 billion in foreign exchange, the John Keels Weekly Tea Market report stated.”

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