27 September 2022

Tourism Recovery Programme by TUI Care Foundation – On the Edge

The Tourism Recovery Programme is a training, mentoring and financial support programme launched by the TUI Care Foundation and enpact. It was designed to help 415 travel and tourism businesses in Egypt, Mexico, Kenya, South Africa and Tunisia get through the pandemic and become resilient, sustainable tourism businesses. Over 100 colleagues from the TUI Group have contributed to the programme, either by mentoring the participating businesses or by delivering expert workshops within its training component.

The Stony Point Reserve in Betty´s Bay is famous for its breeding colony of endangered African penguins and is the largest of its kind in the world. In this unique corner of South Africa, there is also a restaurant which is managed by members of the local Mooiuitsig community, a small group of just 42 households.

This is not just any seaside restaurant, it’s a restaurant investing in the community by hiring local staff and offering support sessions for children and to local institutions such as the community preschool. The restaurant also engages community leaders in regular feedback sessions to exchange knowledge and work collectively on its development.

On the Edge is just one of the 80 small tourism businesses focused on social or environmental impact that make up the South African cohort of the Tourism Recovery Programme. The initiative, which was implemented by enpact and the TUI Care Foundation, offered business the opportunity to receive monthly financial support, online courses and an individual mentor.

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