The Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP) is a resource efficiency incentive programme of the Department of Tourism whose objective is to encourage and support private sector tourism enterprises to adopt responsible tourism practices by moving towards the sustainable management of water and energy resources whilst adhering to responsible tourism practices.
Through grant funding, the GTIP assists private sector tourism enterprises in reducing the cost of investing in more energy and water efficient operations, while increasing their competitiveness, profitability, employment and operational sustainability in the long term.
The GTIP was initially launched in 2017 and reviewed in 2021 resulting in additional benefits to the tourism sector for the installation of solutions for the sustainable management and usage of electricity and water.
The GTIP broadly offers the following benefits to qualifying tourism enterprises:
The programme is managed by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) on behalf of the Department and all applications and approvals are managed by the IDC.
The 6th window period for applications is open from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 to call for prospective applicants to submit applications for the Green Tourism Incentive Programme.
Prospective applicants for the Green Tourism Incentive Programme are advised to be wary of people purporting to be representatives or agents of the programme.
Please note that the IDC and the Department have not appointed agents or consultants to assist enterprises with the preparation of applications. The use of and payment of any fees to consultants is at the discretion of the applicants.
Click here to see the Green Tourism Incentive Programme Brochure.