Scottish Government Announces £1.5m Fund for International Tourism Sector
Funding is available to Destination Management Companies and Tour Operators in Scotland to support the recovery of the sector in a responsible and sustainable way.
The Inbound Operator Collaborative Marketing Fund aims to support the tourism sector by enabling Destination Management Companies (DMCs) and Tour Operators in Scotland to develop and market responsible tourism to and around Scotland from international visitors.
The aim is to encourage international tour operators to add responsible travel into their programmes, and to support the recovery of the sector in line with the Scotland Outlook 2030 tourism strategy and Scotland’s ambition to be a Responsible Tourism Destination.
The total value of the Fund is £1.5 million. Awards of between £10,000 and £75,000 will be made. The funding is for marketing activity to promote new responsible travel itineraries in international markets.
Scotland-based DMCs and Tour Operators may apply.
Applications open on 23 September 2021 and close on 30 September 2021 (17:00 BST).
(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)