Provide support for entrepreneurial projects in the tourism sector with management training on how to start up a company in this business area, along with specialized training in this sector.
Get representatives of the leading companies in the tourism sector to participate in the programme, so that any new project fits in with the reality of today’s tourism.
Provide entrepreneurs with a network of contacts in the tourism business that can help with the development of their projects.
Boost economic activity in the province of Barcelona with new companies that can grow internationally and generate direct and indirect employment in the city.
Improve tourism’s fit with the city, increasing residents’ quality of life.
Maintain Barcelona’s position as a benchmark city in the tourism sector by promoting innovative projects to meet new needs related to the tourism sector and to increase the level of satisfaction with destination Barcelona.
The City Council, Diputació de Barcelona, the Catalan Association of Specialized Travel Agencies ACAVe and Barcelona’s hotel association (Gremi d’Hotels de Barcelona) is currently promoting the creation of the so-called FuTurisme initiative, a new customized programme for entrepreneurship in the tourism sector to meet the needs of this business area.
This initiative is aimed at entrepreneurs with a business idea in the tourism sector or for-profit companies that were legally set up as of or after December, 1st, 2016.
The programme is designed to support new tourism projects, in different areas, by adding value to activities carried out in the city.
As such, it offers resources to facilitate the development of projects, providing instruments to get business plans implemented, providing management and business skills training, contacts and access to funding.
Overall, this programme was created to promote innovative tourism businesses that generate economic activity in the city and increase the quality of life of people who live here.