In February 2023, the Tourbit project launched a call for proposals for tourism SMEs aiming to finance innovative digitalisation projects for tourism SMEs located in Belgium, Catalonia (Spain), France, Iceland, Lapland (Finland), Portugal and Slovenia. The call raised a lot of interest from the tourism sector as it received more than 230 applications until April 2023!

After a thorough evaluation process undergone with internal and external evaluators, the Tourbit partnership is pleased to announce the name of the 62 tourism SMEs that will benefit during 10-months from the Tourbit Digital Acceleration Programme.

Thanks to the participation of all applicants and congratulations to the 62 awarded!


Tourbit’s Digital Acceleration Programme beneficiaries will get financial support (8,000€ for SMEs located in Catalonia, France, Portugal and Slovenia; or 9,000€ for SMEs located in Belgium, Iceland and Lapland) to implement their digitalisation project through the support of a service provider, such as mentors, consultants, and/or technology/ innovation providers.

Service providers have to be chosen from the Tourbit pool (that gathers more than 180 approved Service Providers by Tourbit) and the Tourbit Virtual Transnational Matchathon (TVTM 23) held on 15 & 16 June 2023 was a good way to have bilateral meetings with them, choose the better to respond to the SMEs challenges and start to work!