Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The Tourism Recovery Programme, part of the Empowering Entrepreneurship Initiative by enpact, provides 315 tourism or tourism-related businesses in Egypt, Kenya, Mexico, and South Africa with financial support, business development resources, and dedicated mentoring – so you can take the first steps on the path to recovery!

The application will take around 30 minutes to complete and you will need your financial statements for 2019 and 2020 at hand. Please take your time to fill it out to make sure you provide the correct information.


EUR 9.000:Direct financial support to your team to sustain your operations through the challenges of the pandemic

Virtual Learning Programme:On Resilience, Innovation, Sustainability & Digital Transformation

Dedicated mentoring: 1-on-1 mentoring with TUI Group & Global Tourism experts

Access to Market: Support with global expansion and facilitating collaboration with German/European markets

Global Network: Access to an international network of entrepreneurs, business leaders, tourism experts, coaches and investors

Tools & Resources: Curated tools, guides, podcasts, videos, and articles to support your journey through our platform


  1. 3 key team members can participate in the programme per business, among them at least one (co-)founder or legal representative (You will need to prove legal representation)
  2. Your business was legally registered in Egypt, Mexico, South Africa, and Kenya between Jan 2010 and Dec 2019 (You will need to prove registration)
  3. Your business was revenue-generating within 18 monthsbefore March 2020 and has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic (halted operations, employment loss, revenue loss, client loss, etc.)
  4. Your business displays a need for immediate financial support as well as ability to benefit from training and mentoring
  5. The business has an innovative component or approach in travel and tourism; this includes technological, environmental, and social innovations
  6. The business is locally owned and operates independently
  7. Your business model is directly or indirectly supported by collaborations between your business and the European market. These collaborations include but are not limited to current or past partnerships, projects/initiatives, trips/experiences, clients, customers, suppliers, service providers, or supporters
  8. In the selection of participants, additional consideration will be given to encourage diversity and inclusion

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

  • Accommodation
  • Food & Beverage
  • Destination Management Company
  • 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


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