The paradise islands of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean may be synonymous with high-end luxury travel, but as elsewhere, the global economic downturn combined with a growing number of resorts has forced local hoteliers to play the added-value card to fill rooms.
The UK supplies the most visitors to the region and anecdotal evidence suggests numbers were down in 2009. Those who continue to tra
Srilanka and other places - The island, with a population of just 20 million, feels like one big tropical zoo: elephants roam freely, water buffaloes idle in paddy fields and monkeys swing from trees.
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