Tourist businesses aid
The tourism hothouses in the Galilee- assistance to businesses in tourism
The project's objective: to serve as a center for guidance and instruction in tourism of the Authority and the Ministry of Tourism. The incubators will assist entrepreneurs to establish and expand medium sized and small businesses in tourism.
About the process:
The steering team made up of the representatives of the Authority, the Ministries of Tourism and Agriculture, Tourism Associations and the local authority will be presented with the conceptual plan by the entrepreneur. It will then determine the assistance course of the project and direct the entrepreneur to professional consultation in the required field. The team, in general, and the coordinator especially continue to track the project until its realization and implementation.
The businesses awarded the accompaniment:
• country lodging rooms in moshavim, kibbutzim, communal settlements.
• Unique restaurants, inns etc,
• Active agricultural enterprises: wineries, oil presses, independent picks, agricultural tourism.
• Spiritual activities
• Trade in tourism.
Initially, entrepreneurs receive professional consultation. The consultant examines the idea and innovation and assesses the profitability. He then lays out a program and in advanced stages guides the business along until its full implementation. The incubator subsidizes 75% of the consultation cost.
Assistance in funding project is given by means of funds that have been designated for this purpose by banks and authorities.
The system of tourism incubators works in cooperation with the Ministries of tourism, agriculture, Entrepreneurship Cultivation Centers and the regional tourism councils.
Every regional incubator is operated by a coordinator. Every year, the hothouse offers guidance to dozens of entrepreneurs and business owners.