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Oct

TOURIST COMPANIES STRENGTHENING

The «Strengthening of Tourism Management for modernizing and improving the quality of services» program of the new NSRF 2014-2020  is about funding with 50% subsidy (and up to 300.000 €) existing micro and small enterprises that operate exclusively in the field of tourism.

1. Purpose
The objective of the «Strengthening of Tourism Management for modernizing and improving the quality of services» program of the new NSRF 2014-2020 is the modernization, quality improvement and enhancement of products and services of tourism businesses to improve their position on the internal and international tourism market.

2. Aid categories
The «Strengthening of Tourism Management for modernizing and improving the quality of services» program of the new NSRF 2014-2020 refers to all regions of the country.

The incentive payment that will be provided by the program «Strengthening of Tourism Management for modernizing and improving the quality of services» of the new NSRF 2014-2020 will involve a grant of 50% of the total investment of the company, for a period of 24 months from the commencement of its work.

3. Assisted enterprises
Under the program «Strengthening of Tourism Management for modernizing and improving the quality of services» of the new NSRF 2014-2020 associate existing micro and small enterprises (up to 50 people employees) which are working exclusively in the field of tourism are reinforced.

4. Eligible expenditure
Eligible costs of the «Strengthening of Tourism Management for modernizing and improving the quality of services» program of the new NSRF 2014-2020 is about:

  1. Modernization and quality improvement of buildings and other infrastructure.
  2. Interventions in saving energy / water.
  3. Interventions in enrichment of the product offered with new services (extension to alternative interventions for people with disabilities, etc.).
  4. Certifications of infrastructures and services.
  5. Display-Promotion of businesses in target markets.
  6. Consulting Fees.
  7. Salary costs of subordinates or new staff.

 

5. Investment amount
The amount of each investment project in the «Strengthening of Tourism Management for modernizing and improving the quality of services» program of the new NSRF 2014-2020 will range between 30.000 € – 300.000 €.

6. Aid rate
The subsidy rate in the «Strengthening of Tourism Management for modernizing and improving the quality of services» program of the new NSRF 2014-2020 will amount to 50% of the investment and will be provided in the form of a grant.

7. Duration of projects
The duration of implementation of approved investment projects will not exceed twenty-four (24) months from the date of the approval decision of the business plan.

8. Programme budgeting
The budget of the «Strengthening of Tourism Management for modernizing and improving the quality of services» program of the new NSRF 2014-2020 amounts to € 50 million. (Expected to be announced two rounds of € 25 m. Each for 2015 and 2016 respectively ).

The estimated number of the final beneficiaries businesses is expected from 600 to 700 Tourist small and very Small enterprises (according to the budgets of the approved Investment Plans).

9. Timetable
The timetable of the «Strengthening of Tourism Management for modernizing and improving the quality of services» program of the new NSRF 2014-2020 considers the following:

  1. Advance publication of a contract notice: September 2015.
  2. Tender intermediary selection procedure: October 2015.
  3. Notice – Submissions proposals 1st cycle: December 2015 – March 2016.
  4. Inclusions of 1st cycle and start of implementation: June 2016.
  5. Investment completion: 24 months from the start.

 

10. Submission of applications
Investment proposals of the «Strengthening of Tourism Management for modernizing and improving the quality of services» program of the new NSRF 2014-2020 will be submitted electronically in a certain time (to be announced in the notice of the program) in a special Information System.