Tourists spend more than $200 billion dollars in developing countries every year, placing tourism in the top five export income-earning categories for 83% of developing countries. In the US, tourism revenue was $503.7 billion in 2016. Because of tourism’s economic impact, governments and private foundations award grants to protect and enhance the resource base on which tourism depends. Following are three grants to help fund tourism needs in the states and abroad.
Theatre shows, special events, concert series, summer festivals, tourist attractions. Though the thermometer is trending downwards, the time is now to start planning for your warm weather events that can entertain your community and also bring people to your town to enjoy events and spend money. Grant money is available for tourism activities. Below we have outlined a few to get you started.