Bonjour la Tunisie!

The Tourism Recovery Programme launched in June 2021 and offers support to innovative micro, small and medium travel and tourism enterprises (MSMEs) through dedicated mentoring, financial backing and business development support.

Following the successful onboarding in August 2021 of 315 businesses from Egypt, Mexico, South Africa and Kenya, the programme is now extending its support to up to 100 businesses in Tunisia! If you’re based in Tunisia and operating in tourism or a tourism-related industry, you can now apply to receive support through the Tourism Recovery Programme.

How does the Tourism Recovery Programme support you?

You are eligible to apply if:

  • Three key team members can participate in the programme per business, including at least one (co-)founder or legal representative (proof of legal status required)

  • Your business was legally registered in Tunisia between Jan 2004 and Dec 2019 (proof of registration required)

  • Your business was generating revenue within 18 months before March 2020 and has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic (halted operations, employment loss, revenue loss, client loss, etc.)

  • Your business is in need of immediate financial support and would benefit from training and mentoring

  • Your business has an innovative component or approach to travel and tourism which includes technological, environmental, or social innovations 

  • Your business is locally owned and operates independently

  • Your business is directly or indirectly supported by collaborations with the European market; including (but not limited to) current or past partnerships, projects/initiatives, trips/experiences, clients, customers, suppliers, service providers, or supporters.

Diversity and inclusion is encouraged and will be given additional consideration in the application process.

We are looking to support tourism & travel entrepreneurs in Tunisia in the following sectors: 

  • Accommodation

  • Food & Beverage

  • Destination management

  • Recreation, culture & sporting facilities

  • Retail

  • Tech & consultancy (Booking platforms, travel portals, support platforms, consultancy firms, agencies, events management) 

  • Tour operators (Experience & Adventure tourism, community & local tourism, educational tourism, entertainment tours) 

  • Transportation, booking & logistics 

  • Other services in the tourism supply chain

Programme Timeline in Tunisia

Applications are open until Wednesday, the 27th of October at 11:59 PM (CEST)! Here are some tips from our side to fill in your application:

  • You can only submit once. There’s no option to save an application draft, which is why we recommend you download and prepare the application questions in a word document before starting the survey to save you time and effort. Download ENGLISH. Download FRENCH.

  • Start early. Avoid last minute technical problems by submitting your application well before the deadline (the sooner the better!) 

  • If you have any questions, please check out our FAQ Sheet for questions about programme content, legalities, financials, commitment, expectations, and more.

  • If you're having trouble submitting your application, please reach out to Please note this is the only official channel of communication to receive timely application support. 

If you’re a travel & tourism entrepreneur, this is your chance to recover & grow your business! 

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