UNWTO Healing Solutions for Tourism Challenge for international Innovators and Startups

  • Apply Before : April 5, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 13501
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded

Opportunity Description

The UNWTO Healing Solutions for Tourism Challenge is an international invitation for startups, entrepreneurs with a solution to drive out the COVID-19 impact on tourism through health, economic, and destination management solutions. This challenge is going to support the travelers, businesses, and authorities and forwarded to SDGs in a crisis. The program accepts applicants from all over the globe.



Key dates:

  • Deadline: 15 April 2020
  • Result announcement: 20 April 2020
  • Award ceremony: 25 April 2020


  • Healing for people: the focus of the solutions should be on safety measures, methods of sanitizing, early detection, between others for tourism and travel-related stakeholders.
  • Healing for prosperity: in this category, the solution is focused on digital applications for tourism, sharing economy, circular economy, revenue management, demand recovery, investments, among related fields for implementation of the all-sector near and long term future.
  • Healing for destination: in this category, the solution is focused on techniques of recovery for goals, crisis communication, crisis management, enhancement, tourism destinations re-branding, confidence traveling recovery.

Benefits of the healing solutions:

  • Digital booklet: will access to more than 150 ministers and details from the best providers for tourism recovery.
  • Business presentation: will access to the world governments with the UNWTO secretary-general from IE University Wow Room, an innovative place to present the solutions.
  • Network opportunity with UNWTO innovation: will be connected with plus 5000 tourism relevant startups, 930 corporations, 300 public institutions, 50 educational colleges, 30 incubators, and 200 investors.


  • Every startup, entrepreneurs, and innovators from any part of the globe who have solutions and ready to implement for derive out the COVID-19 impacts in tourism.
  • Any method, process, governance structure, social impact initiatives, new applications of technology, exist technologies.

Applicant’s criteria:

  • Applicants must be innovative and be able to make value-added solutions.
  • Must have a tested pilot and business plan.
  • It is already accelerated.
  • Ability to apply in many countries.

Required documents:

  • Online application form
  • General information of your startup
  • Personal information
  • Answer the questions provided on the online application form.
  • Presentation paper in PDF or PPT format maximum 1 GB
  • A video of 100 MB

How to apply:

Please fill out the online application form

Apply HERE

Have a look at the UNWTO website  for more information

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