€10m Coach Tourism Business Continuity Scheme Opens For Applications

By Dave Simpson
€10m Coach Tourism Business Continuity Scheme Opens For Applications

A €10 million fund to help coach tourism businesses deal with the impact of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic has opened for applications.

Minister for tourism, culture, arts, gaeltacht, sport and media Catherine Martin TD secured funding for the Coach Tourism Business Continuity Scheme as part of the government's Jobs Stimulus Package.

The scheme is being administered by Fáilte Ireland and the deadline for applications is November 5, 2020.

"Another Key Action"

Martin stated, "This investment of €10 million is another key action the government has taken to support and sustain the tourism sector at this critical time. The Coach Tourism Business Continuity Scheme will provide coach tourism businesses with a direct financial contribution to help support them with future operational and continuity plans."

"A Financial Lifeline"

Meanwhile, Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly commented, "Coach tourism operators have been significantly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the €10 million allocation by government under the Jobs Stimulus Package will provide a financial lifeline for eligible operators that avail of the scheme. We are encouraging operators not to delay in checking the eligibility criteria, and we look forward to working closely with the sector as we administer it."

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