Attractions and Activity Tourism Operators Business Continuity Scheme
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  • Attractions and Activity Tourism Operators Business Continuity Scheme

    The closing date for applications was 24 September 2021. The scheme is now closed.

    Visitor attractions are one of the primary drivers of overseas tourism demand within Ireland. The restrictions on indoor venues and international travel means that 2021 will be a difficult year for the attractions sector and these businesses will remain extremely vulnerable. Similarly, although outdoor activity tourism operators have reopened, these providers are extremely seasonal and like attractions will be relying solely on the domestic market, shortening the season and the opportunity for revenue generation. 

    The aim of Fáilte Ireland’s Attraction and Activity Operators Tourism Business Continuity Scheme is to provide financial support to strategic tourism businesses within these sectors which will contribute to their sustainability until the end of 2021.

    Eligibility

    This scheme is now closed for applications from businesses who meet the eligibility criteria including:

    • Visitor Attractions

    • Outdoor Tourism Activity Providers (including Tourism Golf Courses and Tourism Boat Tour Operators)

    This scheme is now closed for applications.

    Key eligibility criteria include:

    • Minimum Turnover: Have a minimum eligible tourism turnover from the delivery of tourism related business activities within the Republic of Ireland of €50,000 in 2019.

    • Downturn in Turnover: As a result of COVID-19, the average monthly turnover in the 12-month period 1 June 2020 – 31 May 2021 must be down at least 75% compared to the average monthly turnover for the period January to December 2019.

    This scheme is not linked to earlier phases of Fáilte Ireland’s Tourism Business Continuity programme or other government schemes such as the CRSS. Businesses who have previously availed of funding through these schemes are not excluded from applying for funding under this scheme.  

        

    Watch the webinar

     
    Fáilte Ireland hosted a live webinar on  August 4 2021 which provided an introduction to the Scheme, the application process, and a Q&A session. 

    Watch the Attractions and Activity Tourism Operators Business Continuity Scheme webinar
     

    Further information

    For all queries in relation to this scheme, please contact Customer Support by telephone on 1800 242473 or +35318847101, or by email at customersupport@failteireland.ie