The TTGIIP is a two-year development programme that supports tech-savvy entrepreneurs, between the ages of 18-35, to develop technologies to facilitate the introduction of new concepts that will revive, sustain and create jobs in the Tourism sector.
The programme aims to:
TTGIIP focuses on four key elements of business development, namely:
Technology advancements play a fundamental role in the growth and sustainability of tourism. The TTGIIP will create opportunities on the demand and supply side of tourism - empowering communities, promoting inclusiveness and driving the socio-economic recovery of the sector.
Meet our Tourism Innovators:
In the 2020/2021 financial year, the Department opened the application window for entrepreneurs to participate in the TTGIIP. Applicants were afforded an opportunity to bid and have their innovative tourism tech-solution selected and financed. The following twenty (20) entrepreneurs were selected to participate in a two-year development programme that includes idea finalisation, prototype development, a commercialisation plan, venture capital and other investment financing, market testing and eventual graduation.