#2 - COVID-19 Relief Programme for Tourism

Boosting Tourism businesses

If you’re a business owner or founder in the Tourism sector, this is the opportunity for you! 

The COVID-19 Relief Programme for Tourism will support 150 young, innovative businesses in Mexico, Kenya, Indonesia, and Jordan through dedicated mentoring, financial backing of up to 9,000 Euros, and expert workshops. 

Why Tourism? 

Tourism is one of the sectors hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis. One in ten people around the world are employed within the tourism sector, and millions of jobs are now at risk as a result. As a sector, tourism allows for numerous income opportunities for a diverse range of people from all backgrounds in emerging markets. 

The COVID-19 Relief Programme for Tourism aims to empower local tourism structures to maintain jobs, create new prospects, and help destinations revive international tourism and collaborate with the key actors in the German tourism industry. 

Businesses will receive:

  • Individual mentoring sessions, adapted to their needs
  • Direct financial support (Up to 9000 euros per business)
  • Expert workshops on crisis management, business development, leadership and growth
  • Access to our global network of +1000 startups, +300 mentors, experts and investors across five different continents

Who can apply?

Young, innovative businesses that operate in the Travel & Tourism sector or along the Tourism supply chain

  • Travel technology
  • Sustainable tourism 
  • Hospitality
  • Trade: food/textile/furniture trade, etc.  
  • Production: bakeries, butchers, breweries, wine presses, shoe/textile production, handicrafts, jewelry production, sports equipment/toy/cosmetics production, etc. 
  • Services: PR, advertising agencies, IT service providers, telecommunications, printers, carpentry, gardening, building/textile cleaning, plumbers, painters, repair, art & culture, etc.
  • Technology and service providers: renewable energies, water management, sustainable infrastructure, etc.
  • Agriculture and construction: agriculture & food processing, fisheries & aquaculture, construction, etc.

Requirements

  • Innovative and globally scalable business model or product
  • The business has been impacted severely due to the COVID-19 situation (Reduced team size, cancelled sales, halted operations, etc.)
  • 1-3 team members per business are eligible for financial support (At least one has to be a Founder or Co-Founder, the others can be part of the Executive Management team.)
  • Legally registered in Egypt, Jordan, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, or Indonesia (between 2010 to 2019)
  • Revenue generating since minimum 2019
  • Business is fully independent (Investors may be majority shareholders, but business cannot be majority-owned by another business, partner or associate company)

Apply now

#2 – COVID-19 Relief Programme for Tourism

150 teams of young, innovative businesses from the Travel & Tourism sector are supported in cooperation with the TUI Care Foundation.
Eligible Countries: Mexico, Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia
Application period: 7 September 2020, 18:00 to 23 September 2020, 11:59 (Berlin time)

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