Tourism is one of the largest socioeconomic sectors and income generators in Sri Lanka with a 12.5% contribution towards the country’s GDP in 2018. The industry provides a comparative advantage for women with more benefits than other sectors of the economy, with greater emphasis on flexible work options, increased entrepreneurship that does not require heavy start-up financing and opportunities through the sharing economy through online platforms such as Airbnb, Yoho Bed and Booking.com, etc.
Gender inclusion and women’s empowerment at centre of S4IG’s tourism recovery initiative
The new Tourism Skills Strategy and Action Plan 2020-2023 (SSAP 2) for the Batticaloa district was launched recently at the auditorium of Batticaloa District Secretariat under the patronage of Government Agent Kalamathy Pathmarajah. Here, the first copy of the Action Plan is presented to the Government Agent. S. Raguramamurthy, Senior Manager, District Hub – S4IG and Marina Umesh, District Manager – S4IG are present. https://www.dailynews.lk/2020/07/22/local/223950/tourism-boost
The new ‘Tourism Skills Strategy and Action Plan 2020 – 2023’ (SSAP 2) for the Batticaloa District was launched last week at the District Secretariat Auditorium, under the patronage of Batticaloa Government Agent, Kalamathy Pathmarajah. Additional Government Agent, S. Srikanth and other key training providers and tourism-related stakeholders also participated in the event. https://ceylontoday.lk/news/batti-tourism-industry-launches-action-plan