Visit Scotland has announced £15 million will be available to help Scottish businesses who promote and sell package holidays or day tours to the country.
The scope of the financial support for the Scotland Inbound Tour Operators – COVID-19 Business Support and Continuity Fund criteria has been widened.
While a new fund – The Scotland Day Tour Operators – COVID-19 Business Support and Continuity Fund has been created, in order to help more Scottish-based businesses in the tour operator sector.
Guidance for both funds is now live, and applications for inbound tours will open on February 25 at midday and day tours on March 4 at noon.
Both strands of the funding are being delivered by VisitScotland on behalf of the Scottish Government and has been developed with input from the Scottish Tourism Alliance, the Scottish Destination Management Association, the Scottish Incoming Golf Tour Operators Association, UK Inbound and the Scottish Independent Tour Operators Association.