ABOUT THE INITIATIVE
Launching on 7th September 2020, the first ‘Covid-19 Relief Programme for Tourism’ is an emergency aid programme for enterprising tourism companies in developing and emerging countries. The COVID-19 Relief Programme will support 150 new, innovative businesses in Mexico, Kenya, Indonesia and Jordan through dedicated mentoring, workshops and financial backing of up to 9,000 Euros. The programme is run jointly by the TUI Care Foundation and is part of the ‘Empowering Entrepreneurship Initiative’ of enpact e.V, financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The programme aims to encourage innovative thinking from local entrepreneurs and keep the tourism infrastructure in holiday destinations alive, ready for when international tourism can restart and guests from Germany and Europe can be welcomed again.
It will offer vital support to an industry now at a standstill due to the Corona crisis, which has threatened the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on tourism. As the fourth largest global export economy, the tourism sector employs one in ten people worldwide and creates much needed income opportunities for people from all walks of life in developing and emerging countries.
Innovative, new businesses from the tourism sector and related industries can apply until 23.09.2020. Do you know an enterprising entrepreneur who would like to be part of the future of tourism in Mexico, Kenya, Indonesia or Jordan?