International Travel Influencers plant trees in Badulla | Sunday Observer

International Travel Influencers plant trees in Badulla

17 November, 2019
A blogger plants a tree.
A blogger plants a tree.

Sri Lanka Tourism’s Blogger Program kicked off the very first ‘Destination Promotional Familiarisation Tour with Nature Concern initiative’ recently by planting 200 trees in Alugolla Hill in the Badulla district, which was affected by soil erosion and landslides.

Six international travel bloggers and Influencers from the UK, Netherlands, Singapore, India and the USA participated.

Dave McClane, a travel blogger from the UK said, ‘’I’m here with Sri Lanka Tourism to give publicity to their popular tourism locations and a few lesser known destinations, and I hope to promote Sri Lanka encouraging more tourists to visit the destination,” he said.

Isabel Leong, travel blogger (www.Bel around the world .com) from Singapore said, “Together with some other bloggers around the world today, we’re here to explore the beauty of Sri Lanka.

I feel really honoured to be a part of this meaningful activity around this little town, and I hope we can promote this town, so that most of us will be able to visit,” she said.

While sharing various travel blog posts, Instagram posts, videos about this unique experience given by Sri Lanka Tourism, travel bloggers expect to recommend Uva Province, as the next highland hotspot to travel to.

Schoolchildren from ‘Parisara Niyamuwo’ Environmental Society also took part in the tree planting program to create awareness and motivation for the future generation on environmental protection.

The tree plantation project was coordinated by the Badulla Buddhist Society and People’s Leasing Company to make it impactful for the environment in the Badulla district to be up and running.

They expect to plant over 1,000 trees in selected areas in Badulla . The Army, officials of the Badulla Divisional Secretarial Office, Buddhist Society, People’s Leasing Company, Badulla and other partners from local corporate sector including Aitken Spence Hotels (Hotel Bandarawela), Jetwing Travels also participated.