Northern Tourism disseminates 10,000 Printed Tour Guide Maps among the National & Regional Tourism Stakeholders in Sri Lanka to be ready with future tourism boost for North……

With  the  objective  of  Creating  Distinct  Tourism  Routes  for  all  five  Districts  in Northern Province, EFECS in collaboration with the Northern Province Tourism SMEs and Cooperative community developed five attractive tour guide maps to promote the lesser-known attractions and activities in Northern Province. Northern Tourism Team   joining   hands   with   EFECS,   conducted   a   printed   material   dissemination campaign from 07th to 10th May 2021 visiting nearly 250 hotels and restaurents in Northern Province.

Tourism Value Chain Officer, EFECS Project and Ms. Rakavi Ramesh, Northern Province Tourism Bureau presenting five district tourist maps for a tourist met at Akshadai Restaurent, Jaffna.

The  key  strategic  interventions  behind  this  community  work  were  to  connect  the Nearest   Tourism   Hubs   Kalpitiya,   Wilpaththu   Trincomalee,   Anuradhapura   and Polonnaruwa to divert traffic to north and to Connect the Unpopular Villages with the tourism route to develop the village in north. Accordingly, Five Attractive Tour Maps were produced and printed using high quality printing techniques.

Real Jaffna Map and Photo Gallery…

Real Kilinochchi Map and Image Gallery….

Real Mullaitivu Map and Image Gallery…

Real Vavuniya Map and Image Gallery….

Real Mannar Map and Image Gallery….

Accordingly,   the   printed   map   sets   were   distributed   among   10,000   tourism stakeholders in Northern Province while 1000 maps are planned to be handed over to

25 travel agents for their promotional activities.

The maps were distributed by a team consisted with EFECS and Northern Province

Tourism Bureau officials among 250 Hotels & Restaurants in North as well as among

25 Travel Guides professionalized by EFECS Project in Northern Province. 500 Maps were donated to the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau for International Travel Fairs and Promotions in India and Europe. To give district-based prominence, other government  entities  such  as  all  District  Secretariats  and  Cooperative  Department Offices  in  Northern  Province  were  given  500nos  of  brochures  to  use  for  future promotional purposes. This work was funded by the Canadian Government under the EFECS Pilot Project to be ended from 30th  September 2021.