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COVID19: Tourism and hospitality support

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a major global issue affecting the Tourism and Hospitality sector on a international scale as well as on a local level.

Local Tourism and Hospitality businesses can access key sector specific advice and support as well as a full overview of government support packages and financial assistance here.

For more information on the £25,000 Grant for Hospitality, Tourism, Leisure and Retail sectors please click here.

Information available on e.g. funding support available, employment law, tourist accommodation certification (currently postponed) and quality grading schemes (membership now extended by six months), cash flow management, booking T&C’s, inbound travel, commercial contracts etc.

Upcoming Tourism NI webinars: https://covid19.tourismni.com/support-centre/webinars/?dateFrom&dateTo&page=1

Quality Grading Assessments & Statutory Inspections Postponed

Assessments and Inspections (and any associated payments) will be postponed until further notice so that tourism businesses can focus on putting in place measures to protect their businesses.

NI Tourism Alliance is continuing to lobby government for support for tourism businesses.

Information available online to assist members with legal advice including e.g. furloughing and job retention schemes.

The Business Support & Innovation Centre is offering the Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Sector a range of funded programmes.

Up to 60 hours of mentoring support available from industry experts through InnovateUs and Invest NI Innovation Voucher Programmes.