Seven Grants for World Tourism Day

GrantNews is sharing seven travel and tourism grants with its readers to celebrate world tourism and its impact on the economy in honor of the recent holiday.

GrantWatch has a category specifically for travel and tourism on its site. The two sectors are both key assets. Not only do they boost revenue, but they also are responsible for the creation of many jobs.

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has celebrated World Tourism Day every year on Sept. 27 since 1980. The organization chose this date because it is the anniversary of when the UNWTO adopted its statutes.

According to the International Monetary Fund, travel and tourism accounted for 10 percent of the global GDP in 2019 and more than 320 million jobs.

The financial institution also notes that in 2019, there were 1.5 billion people traveling around the world. However, after the pandemic, travel and tourism took a major hit. INF does not expect tourism to recover to 2019 levels worldwide until 2023. For this reason, it is even more crucial to funding programs that support tourism in different areas.

Grants are a good opportunity for communities to get the funding they need. With this additional funding, these places will be able to plan events and other activities that bring more visitors. These grants below offer funding for a variety of projects including hosting artists from around the world and planning sporting events that stimulate the economy.

Supporting Tourism with These Seven Grants

  1. Grants of up to $5,000 to Maryland nonprofits and agencies to implement historical tourism projects in eligible counties. Funding is to support innovative events, tours, exhibits, and programs, and to improve existing tourism products
  2. There are grants to New Hampshire organizations to enhance tourism within the state. Funding is to increase the number of tourists and their length of stay, and build an image of New Hampshire as a vacation destination throughout the year.
  3. Grants of up to $45,000 to Florida organizations in eligible locations to increase tourism. Grants will support new or one-time events that have the potential to become recurring, can generate a significant tourism return for Miami Beach.
  4. There are grants to Georgia organizations to host sporting events that stimulate the economy and encourage tourism in eligible locations. 
  5. Grants to Nevada organizations in eligible locations to promote and advertise local tourism opportunities.
  6. Funding of up to $75,000 to Canada nonprofit arts organizations to host touring artists and exhibitions from around the world. 
  7. Grants to Alberta organizations, individuals, groups, and community entities for activities and events that foster tourism and economic development in eligible regions. 
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