Tourists Flee Sri Lanka After Yesterday's Terror Attack

Reuters: Sri Lanka's bomb carnage casts pall over tourism revival

COLOMBO (Reuters) - With its capital under curfew following devastating Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and upmarket hotels, Sri Lanka is filled with fear, horror and grief and tourists who have been flocking to the Indian Ocean island could cancel in droves.

A tweet posted on the travel booking website First Choice captured the trepidation among holidaymakers, while some airlines and travel agents said they would waive cancellation charges for people scheduled to travel imminently.

“What are you doing about the holidays you have booked to that country?” tourist Judith Ann Clayton asked on the social media site.

“Clearly it is unsafe for anyone to go there.”

Others set to travel said they would not to be cowed into cancelling.

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Update: Tourists flee Sri Lanka, as travel industry faces uncertainty (France 24)

WNU Editor: It is going to take years for Sri Lanka's tourist business to recover.

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