New visitor maps go on display in town

Published Monday 14 March 2016

Attractive visitor information panels have been installed as part of a major drive to boost tourism across the Harborough district.

Harborough District Council is working, alongside its partners, to develop and improve tourism opportunities, showcase what the district has to offer, and increase the number of visitors to its attractions and town centres to increase spend and encourage economic growth throughout Harborough. 

Earlier this year it was announced that a new tourism executive, Graham Peers, had been appointed, as part of a partnership between the district council and Leicestershire Promotions, to grow the tourism economy in the district.

The council is now looking to create and develop a new tourism blueprint, and action plan, setting out how tourism opportunities can be harnessed in the future.

Five new information panels, which include a colourful map of the town, have been installed in Market Harborough town centre. 

The maps highlight local attractions and sites of interest, with the opportunity for visitors to purchase a map of the town.

The idea for the panels was conceived by the Portas Pilot town team, and partly funded from this initiative, and by Harborough District Council.

Cllr Blake Pain (pictured below with one of the panels), leader of Harborough District Council, said: “This district has a huge amount to offer visitors which is why we are working hard to promote what we have and share it as widely as possible. The new information panels look great and are just part of the wider drive to bring people into the area which will, of course, have a knock on benefit for eateries, pubs, hotels, and the local economy in general.” 

Businesses and residents are also being invited to have their say in the council’s economic development strategy survey which they say will also help shape how the local economy can grow for the benefit of the whole district over the next three years.

tourism panels