Promising startups can pitch their sustainable tourism industry ideas for grants of up to €500k
It’s designed to identify, mentor and fund enterprising startups from around the world that are seeking to have a positive impact on the global tourism industry. Today Booking.com announced the launch of its new accelerator programme, Booking.com Booster. Via the 3-week Booking.com Booster Programme, promising startups will have a chance to pitch for grants of up to €500k
The 3-week programme will consist of a series of workshops, lectures, and coaching sessions with industry experts. The goal of the new booster programme is to support startups dedicated to sustainable tourism in the following areas: protecting the environment, preserving cultural heritage and/or promoting inclusive growth in tourism that supports and develops local economies and communities.
Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.com: “Through Booking.com Booster, we want to help ventures in sustainable tourism accelerate their growth in order to maximise the impact they can have globally. By identifying and funding these outstanding startups, sharing our expertise and working together, we can explore and learn how best to protect the future of the destinations we love so much so that our great-great-grandchildren can continue to enjoy them for years to come.”
In addition, the small group of selected startups that participate will also receive several months of weekly mentoring from expert Booking.com sponsors following the accelerator programme in Amsterdam.
For more information about the Booking.com Booster Programme, including details on how to apply, please visit booking.com/booster.