Jeju Island provides 5 million won for digital conversion to travel agencies in the province

Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Tourism Association will recruit companies to participate in digital transformation support projects that require the establishment of a website to strengthen the competitiveness of travel companies in the province. 제주도 맛집

It is a project designed to strengthen the adaptability and business competitiveness of small travel agencies, which are difficult to have their own online promotional means in a rapidly changing digital society.

A total of 50 applicants will be selected, and up to 5 million won per company will be provided through connection between information technology (IT) developers and travel companies to build new websites, consult, and consult.

This project will be launched for the first time this year to support small travel companies, which have been most affected by the prolonged COVID-19 in the post-COVID-19 era.

According to a survey conducted by the provincial tourism association, 186 out of 290 respondents did not have or were unable to access the website.

Subject to support are travel businesses headquartered in the province and small businesses or individual businesses under the Framework Act on Small and Medium Business.

Eligibility to apply must meet all conditions such as small businesses or private businesses △ travel companies without their own website (or suspended) under the Framework Act on Small and Medium Businesses based in △.

However, applications will be restricted for companies that have been supported by the state and local governments for the past three years △ companies subject to administrative disposition due to violations of the Tourism Promotion Act △ companies that violate quarantine rules under the Infectious Disease Prevention Act.

Representatives of travel agencies who want to apply can visit the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Tourism Association (Online Marketing Department on the 1st floor of BS Building, 124 Seogwang-ro, Jeju-si) from the 5th to the 13th at 6 p.m.

The required documents include business registration certificates, tourism business registration certificates, small business certificates, and business performance plans.

The 50 companies selected through the first qualification examination (document examination) and the second professional examination (quantitative evaluation through experts) will be announced on the website of the provincial tourism association on the 20th.

Kim Ae-sook, director of Jeju Island’s tourism bureau, said, “The prolonged COVID-19 has caused great management difficulties for travel companies in the province,” adding, “We hope that the digital transformation project will help the travel industry establish an online promotion, reservation, and payment system for travel products to secure business competitiveness.”