Financial program for SMEs to support the revival of tourism due to Covid-19

The program is aimed at small and medium-sized tourism businesses with turnover between £ 50,000 and £ 100,000.

Covid’s Business and Financial Planning Support Program will provide successful applicants with advice and mentoring assistance to develop turnaround plans.

This program is one in a series of initiatives launched by Tourism NI this year to help industry in Northern Ireland rebuild, recover and compete in a dynamic and stimulating business environment.

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Angelina Fusco, Tourism NI Board Member and Oliver McKeown, Tourism NI

Commenting on the program, Oliver McKeown, Head of Development at Tourism NI, pointed out that many businesses still face enormous challenges as they attempt to rebuild and recover from the pandemic.

He continued, “Tourism businesses need advisory and mentoring support to inform critical and major decisions now, and to ensure long-term sustainability.

“While the past few months have been positive for the industry, many companies continue to face challenges as they seek to rebuild.

“The tourism market has changed dramatically, so businesses must now adapt to meet changing consumer demands. “

Describing the benefits of the new program, Oliver added, “Tourism NI’s new program will provide much needed support to these businesses by putting in place plans that will best position them for the recovery. ”

The Covid Business and Financial Support Program is now open to existing tourism businesses operating in Northern Ireland.

This process will be fully funded by Tourism NI through its Tourism Business Development Program, a series of tailor-made supports designed specifically for the tourism and hospitality industry in Northern Ireland.

The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, November 22 at 3 p.m.

For full guidelines, eligibility criteria, and details on how to apply, visit:

For more information on how Tourism NI can support businesses, visit:

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