Ireland Based Inbound Agents Business Continuity Scheme

Ireland Based Inbound Agents Business Continuity Scheme

*This scheme is now closed to new applications*

The Ireland Based Inbound Agents Business Continuity Scheme, has been introduced to assist Republic of Ireland based Inbound Tour Operators, Destination Management Companies (DMCs) and Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs) who package, sell and distribute Ireland’s tourism product overseas and have suffered significant losses as a result of COVID-19. Pre COVID-19, these businesses would have derived a substantial level of income from the provision of group and Free Independent Tourist (FIT) business within Ireland from overseas.

The overall purpose of the Scheme is to help Irish Based Inbound Agents to withstand the impact of COVID-19 by providing a direct financial contribution to support their business continuity plans and to seek position them to continue operating through 2021.

Considering the challenges facing the sector, and given their importance to the supply chain, Fáilte Ireland (National Tourism Development Authority) have developed, and will be implementing, an Ireland Based Inbound Agents Business Continuity Scheme.

A total of circa €10m current funding, subject to funding availability, has been allocated for the Scheme using funds made available for that purpose by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media with the consent of both the Minister for Tourism and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

The scheme is now closed.

For more information about the Ireland Based Inbound Agents Continuity Scheme, please click on the links below.