COVID-19 Relief Programme for Tourism

Boosting Tourism businesses

The COVID-19 Relief Program for Tourism is currently supporting 150 young, innovative businesses in Mexico, Kenya, Indonesia, and Jordan through dedicated mentoring, financial backing of up to 9,000 Euros, and expert workshops. 

Why Tourism? 

Tourism is one of the sectors hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis. One in ten people around the world are employed within the tourism sector, and millions of jobs are now at risk as a result. As a sector, tourism allows for numerous income opportunities for a diverse range of people from all backgrounds in emerging markets. 

The COVID-19 Relief Program for Tourism aims to empower local tourism structures to maintain jobs, create new prospects, and help destinations revive international tourism and collaborate with the key actors in the German tourism industry. 

Meet the Participants!

Kenya

Meet the 25 Kenyan tourism businesses!

Africa Last Minute Limited: 

What we do: Africa Last Minute is a B2B Destination Management company.

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African Skimmer Safaris

What we do: African Skimmer Safaris provide travel solutions to customers by offering quality and reliable services.

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Fleetsimplify

What we do: Fleetsimplify is a fleet management platform for mobility as a service apps.

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Gofan Safaris

What we do: Gofan Safaris provides safaris and VIP transportation service in Kenya and East Africa countries.

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Hospitality Group East Africa Limited

What we do: Hospitality Group East Africa Limited link travelers with their Airport Transportation Providers.

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Infinity Outdoors Limited

What we do: Outdoor Education & Adventure Tourism providers operating throughout Kenya.

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Merry and memories Tours and Travel

What we do: Merry and memories is a tours and travel company offering tours, travel, expeditions and excursions.

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Mutata Africa Ltd

What we do: Mutata Africa Ltd provides affordable curated travel experiences to local & international tourists.

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Muthoki holdings

What we do: Family run Eco lodge on 40 acres of reclaimed indigenous forest, improving community/environment.

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One Horizon Africa Asia & Americas LTD

What we do: A humanitarian organisation running sustainable projects to lift women and aged people from poverty.

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Pack & Go Tours and Travel Ltd

What we do: Pack & Go Tours and Travel Ltd is a family run agency committed to offering enjoyable holidays.

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Volunteer Action for Change Kenya

What we do: VACK utilizes the volunteerism approach where travelers engage in community work as they explore.

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The Cradle Limited

What we do: The Cradle is a hotel which provides accommodation, conference and restaurant services.

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Solar Freeze

What we do: Solar Freeze provides productive use assets such as solar powered fridges for off-grid tour camps.

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Outburst Limited

What we do: Outburst Limited provides services geared towards betterment of mankind and developing great teams for our clients.

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Viamala Limited

What we do: Viamala supplies fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat to beach hotels and restaurants where tourists flock. 

Symbiotic Concepts

What we do: Symbiotic Concepts is a fashion social enterprise for local and international tourists.

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Woni Safaris and Travel Limited

What we do: A tour operator servicing clients in Africa.

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Rhodes Holdings Ltd.

What we do: Tours and travel agency offering an array of bespoke tourism services in East Africa

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Turnup Rides

What we do: Turnup Rides is a GDS enabled an online booking platform for ground transportation, hosts and guides

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Wild World Expeditions

What we do: Wild World Expeditions delivers tailored, environmentally-friendly, private tour experiences in East Africa.

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The African FoodTrail

What we do: The African foodtrail helps you discover the backstreets of Africa one plate at a time. 

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Vinis (k) limited

What we do: Vinis (k) limited conduct coffee tourism by introducing producers to consumers as part of a “farm to cup” approach.

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Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda Ltd

What we do: Providing solutions for sustainable tourism development in Africa

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Runners Paradise Expenditions & Safaris Ltd

What we do: Runners Paradise is a tour and safari company specialized in sports, wildlife, adventure safaris, and holiday tours. 

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Indonesia

Meet the 20 Indonesian tourism business!

CV Mandiri Alor Lestari Alam

What we do: CV Mandiri Alor Lestari Alam is a tour operator that works in ecotourism & community development and provides tours to unique destinations.

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Other Side Experience

What we do: Other Side Experience run guided bicycle tours in Jakarta & beyond. We create job opportunities for urban youth.

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Mana Earthly Paradise

What we do: Mana Earthly Paradise is a progressively conscious eco-hotel in Ubud.

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Central Borneo Guide

What we do: Explore the Beauty of Borneo Hidden Heritage, Nature, and Culture.

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Kampung Marketer

What we do: Kampung Marketer provides educational tourism for SMEs and businesses from any area to learn about e-commerce and Digital Marketing in a focused, rural learning atmosphere. 

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ASIABLE INDONESIA

What we do: A travel agency with core value to sustain responsible tourism, empower local economy and community.

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Kadal Nusantara Perkasa

What we do: We are a digitalization platform for MSMEs in tourism to sell online and take digital payments

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Gemilang Media Wisatama

What we do: We are a start-up in the field of sustainable tourism development in Indonesia through consulting services, media publications, and tour packages.

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Prima Eka Bahari

What we do: We are a sustainable luxury scuba diving resort with marine biologist & photography experts.

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Stilt Studios Design

What we do: We design, build and operate prefabricated studios.

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Prima PAS Lombok

What we do: We provide Accounting, IT Software, HR Administration, Tax & Business Setup Consulting services for SMEs

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Bali Nusantara Mulia Utama

What we do: We are a management consultancy for hospitality & lifestyle businesses in Bali. 

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Vividerm

What we do: Vividerm provides sustainable and reef-safe sunblock for every ocean-related tourism activity.

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Digdaya Semesta

What we do: CV. Digdaya Semesta is a makerspace who connects designer and artisan to create products from waste and leftovers.

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Jelajah Semesta Berkah Nusantara 

What we do: We are a tour operator who wants to broaden people’s experience while also educating to travel responsibly.

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HORIZON TOURS & TRAVELS

What we do: DMC specialized in design and full implementation of events and adventure for B2B market.

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Livingseas Explorers Indonesia

What we do: Livingseas is a scuba diving school and dive trip operator which focuses on conservation.

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Gatraco Mitra Safetindo 

What we do: Social Enterprise to provide special services for wheelchair users, city tours and courier cargo.

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Cilota Bali

What we do: Producing palmyra palm sugar and handicrafts based on local community empowerment.

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Sebatu Sanctuary Eco-resort

What we do: We offer uniquely built sustainable accommodations in a rural and partially forested setting.

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Jordan

Meet the 18 Jordanian businesses!

Titanic For Digital Services

What we do: Enchanting travelers and empowering hosts, by enabling the era of “people – to people travels.

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Rose Women Adventure Team (RWA)

What we do: Rose Women adventure team works in women empowerment.

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York travels

What we do: York travels are specialized in reservations for issuing hotels vouchers, tickets, packaging in & outside Jordan.

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Hamza Abu Mahfouz & Partners Company (Aqaba Sharks Bay Divers)

What we do: Family owned and operated diving centre proudly showing visitors Jordan’s unique marine environments.

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Granada Leisure Centre

What we do: Granada Leisure Centre offers families and kids sport, entertainment, and adventure activities to enjoy quality family time

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Adventure PROS

What we do: Outdoor operator with focus on Adventure tourism targeting individuals, tourists and corporate teams.

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Chiliways Restaurant

What we do: Chiliways is one of the leading fast food service chains in Jordan.

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The Cabin Hostel

What we do: The Cabin is a newly opened and the best-rated hostel in Amman,

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Experience Baraka Consulting for Sustainable Tourism Development

What we do: We partner with local communities to tell their story through tourism and creating decent jobs.

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Panda One Travel and Tourism

What we do:  Panda One provides tailored vacation and travel experiences for all occasions. 

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My right to work

What we do: My right to work create a digital platform for women around Jordan to manufacture, sell and market accessories and handicrafts, made through recycling consumables. 

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Jordan Geography Tourism and Travel CO

What we do: We organize trips and tours in Jordan for travelers.

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Shate’e Al nakheel consultancy

What we do: We provide community-based cultural experiences

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Abbey Road

What we do: Abbey Road is an old house from the late 1800s that’s been renovated to provide authentic dining experiences, mixing traditional Arabic cuisine with modern innovations from around the world.

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Experience Jordan for travel and Tourism

What we do: We are inbound tour company specialised in soft adventures and experiential tourism

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Global Organiser Travel & Tourism

What we do: Offering travel experiences to give guests a deep personal glimpse in culture, history, people and more.

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Sawwah

What we do: Sawwah is a booking platform that promotes genuine tourism experiences offered by local communities.

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Mexico

Meet the 60 Mexican businesses!

RENTO MOVILES TERRA SA DE CV

What we do: We are a tourist transport rental company

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Makai Life SA de CV

What we do:  A healthy cafe and restaurant offering breakfast and lunch in a garden setting.

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Awa Hotel

What we do: We are a small luxury hotel empowering sustainable tourism and inclusive employment in Chiapas’ Pacific Coast.

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VIA DESTINATION

What we do: We provide an all-inclusive, full service for groups and destination weddings in Mexico.

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Mezcal Rancho La Quinta

What we do: We locally manufacture mezcal through wild agaves and provide a custom tourism experience through the ranch and factory. 

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Comercializadora Snacktural SA de CV

What we do: We specialize in providing cultural and culinary tours to Mayan villages and cooking classes.

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Torreya Consulta S.A.S.

What we do: We advise destinations and tourism companies that want to know the market, improve their sustainable practices and generate local economic development.

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Clorofila Vegan

What we do: We are a vegan restaurant offering a wide variety of organic, gluten-free and healthy options inspired from different cuisines around the world.

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Masala y Maiz S.A.P.I. de C.V.

What we do: Masala y Maiz is a local restaurant at the intersection of Mexico, India & Kenya.

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Intrare

What we do: We provide a digital access control systems for SMEs that facilitates identification and speeds up the entry process. 

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MEXICO TURISTICO EM S DE RL DE CV

What we do: We provide adventure ecotours and show the biodiversity of the mountain through our volunteer work.

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ECOREAL

What we do: We develop technological tools and tourism educational programs between Mexico and Asian countries.

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Natoure SAPI de C.V.

What we do: We are innovating to build a more inclusive world reconnecting us with nature.

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Zona Turística de Yaxunah S.C. DE R. L. DE C. V.

What we do: We provide tourists with authentic cultural activities.

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Casa Tia Anita SRL de CV

What we do: A beautiful boutique hotel in a little town where time stopped 100 years ago.

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TSIKBAL SCP

What we do: We provide intercultural experiences developing diverse programs for a wide range of audiences.

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Coyote Aventuras SA de CV

What we do: A company that offers outdoor and cultural experiences to travellers.

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Blue Nation Ecoturismo S.A. de C.V.

What we do: Small eco tourism company driven by love & respect for the ocean.

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Boho Spa Center S de RL de CV

What we do: Luxury day spa committed to bringing wellness to clients and employees.

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LACANDONIA TRAVEL SA DE CV

What we do: Travel agency specialized in providing youth with travel opportunities to Europe and USA.

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Rojo Achiote S.A. de C.V.

What we do: DMC Agency and tour operator that offers personalized services across all of Mexico. 

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Food Tours de Mexico SA de CV

What we do: We provide tourists with the authentic Mexican dining experiences through food tours across Cancun Local Restaurants.

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Artistas Dzalbay

What we do: We are the home of live music. Dzalbay is the main Jazz and Blues venue in Merida,

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Guestvox SAPI de CV

What we do: We support hotels and restaurants in delivering quality services.

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Grupo Wayak´ Viajes y Coaching S.A. de C.V.

What we do: We build transformational experiences for corporate and individual clients, tailor-made to their needs. 

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Chocolatería Biziáa S.C. de R.L. de C.V.

What we do: Cooperativa makes fair trade chocolate and cocoa drinks rescuing the culture of our country.

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La Mano del Mono / Modelo Market Ready

What we do: We create alliances to contribute towards wellbeing of communities connected to protected areas.

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Consultora Humana Introspecta S.A. de C.V.

What we do: Trekking and ecotourism company that creates human connections and transformation through nature.

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Ecolife

What we do: We integrate the best Solar Energy technologies and brands to provide the best energy saving solution to our clients, whether for the home or for industry and commerce.

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LAS SARTENEJAS NUMERO DOS

What we do: We are dedicated to offering nature tourism services through trails and caves.

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PRODUCTOS DE VINOS Y LICORES EL LOBO, S. A. DE C. V.

What we do: Vineyard producer of grapes and wine, provides oenological experiences to tourists and wine lovers.

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Oaxaca viajero transportadora turistica S. A. de C.V.

What we do: We promote cultural and rural tourism development.

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Movimiento de Jóvenes por el Agua A.C.

What we do: We are an NGO that promotes conservation, ecotourism and environmental education projects in Mexico.

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Ruta Origen

What we do: We co-design and operate tourism experiences with communities to generate alternative income.

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Xentour Operadora Turística

What we do: We create customized local tourism experiences with a focus on community. 

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Refugio Guest House S.A. de C.V.

What we do: We blend the warmth of the traditional guest houses with the comfort of a boutique hotel.

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Las Torcacitas, Sociedad de Producción Rural de Respponsabilidad Limitada

What we do: We provide camping trips to reconnect with nature and experience a new style of culinary tourism. 

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Belilula SAPI de CV

What we do: Glamping Campsites & Outdoor Hospitality Services.

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Viajes y Expeeriencias EG SAPI de CV

What we do: We are a social enterprise dedicated to promoting and preserving sustainable tourism in the South of Mexico. 

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Divemike

What we do: Dive Mike is a water sports operator at Playa Del Carmen, México. A PADI Resort for over 12 years and a Dive Center focused on technical and cave diving since 2003.

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Operadora turistica viajes que iluminan SA de CV

What we do: We aim to regenerate the dynamic of the touristic industry in Mexico.

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CHAKTUNCHE S.P.R. de R.L. de C.V.

What we do: Lodging in a natural sanctuary, where art and science provide a comfortable and memorable experience.

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MKT MEDIA, S.A DE C.V

What we do:  We design tourism experiences to explore cenotes. 

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Museo de Ropa Étnica de México

What we do: We are a nonprofit museum promoting Mexico´s history and diversity through the ethnic clothing on view.

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CARDINI TAMPICO SA DE CV

What we do: We provide a varied gastronomy experience right in the heart of Tampico.

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Mi2U S.C.

What we do: We help businesses to develop strategies in Technology, Organization, Sales and Networking.

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XIMBALA

What we do: Ximbala creates and implements genuine sustainable touristic experiences for young students

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The Hub MTY AC

What we do: We offer entrepreneurship education and empowerment programs for underserved and vulnerable communities. 

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Hermandad Cervecera de Mexico

What we do: We locally produce craft beer, commercialize and promote it through festivals and events in the community. 

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Hotel Pórtico S.A. de C.V.

What we do: We provide accommodation and an unforgettable artistic experience for travelers visiting Morelia.

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Allez Technologies

What we do: CulturAllez provide geolocation and AR experiences to anyone who wants to explore cultural historical places in Mexico.

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Mosores Group SAS de CV

What we do: We provide LGBTQIA+ tourists and locals with the space, experiences and opportunities to travel and explore safely and freely. 

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Gruta Chocantes, Sociedad Cooperativa de Responsabilidad Limitada de Capital Variable

What we do: We provide tourism experiences rooted in enjoying and preserving nature. 

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STA Consultores S.C.

What we do: We are specialized in planning, measurement & strategy generation for the tourism and meeting industries.

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PROCESA INCENTIVES SA DE CV

What we do: We are an incentive travel specialist focused on motivational experiences.

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Getabed Suite

What we do: An advanced technology solution for small and independent hotels that wants to sell online

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Bonimur Travel SA de CV

What we do: Land transportation for tourists and guided tours.

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Expertos en convenciones

What we do: We are a Mexican company specializing in the organization and logistics for convention groups, conferences, and incentive trips nationally and internationally.

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Penzi S.de RL. de CV

What we do: A holistic wedding planner atelier, we are caterers, designers we employ florist waiters cooks.

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Jaalkab Cabanas

What we do: We offer the best ecological cabins in Yucatán Peninsula, a place to find yourself.

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Businesses are supported through:

  • Individual mentoring sessions, adapted to their needs
  • Direct financial support (Up to 9000 euros per business)
  • Expert workshops on crisis management, business development, leadership and growth
  • Access to our global network of +1000 startups, +300 mentors, experts and investors across five different continents

Focus sectors

Young, innovative businesses that operate in the Travel & Tourism sector or along the Tourism supply chain

  • Travel technology
  • Sustainable tourism 
  • Hospitality
  • Trade: food/textile/furniture trade, etc.  
  • Production: bakeries, butchers, breweries, wine presses, shoe/textile production, handicrafts, jewelry production, sports equipment/toy/cosmetics production, etc. 
  • Services: PR, advertising agencies, IT service providers, telecommunications, printers, carpentry, gardening, building/textile cleaning, plumbers, painters, repair, art & culture, etc.
  • Technology and service providers: renewable energies, water management, sustainable infrastructure, etc.
  • Agriculture and construction: agriculture & food processing, fisheries & aquaculture, construction, etc.

Requirements

  • Innovative and globally scalable business model or product
  • The business has been impacted severely due to the COVID-19 situation (Reduced team size, cancelled sales, halted operations, etc.)
  • 1-3 team members per business are eligible for financial support (At least one has to be a Founder or Co-Founder, the others can be part of the Executive Management team.)
  • Legally registered in Egypt, Jordan, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, or Indonesia (between 2010 to 2019)
  • Revenue generating since minimum 2019
  • Business is fully independent (Investors may be majority shareholders, but business cannot be majority-owned by another business, partner or associate company)

150 teams of young, innovative businesses from the Travel & Tourism sector are supported in cooperation with the TUI Care Foundation.
Eligible Countries: Mexico, Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia
Application period: 7 September 2020, 18:00 to 23 September 2020, 11:59 (Berlin time)

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