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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO6272

Reviving International Tourism Grant Program (RITG) - Stream 2

Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
Close Date & Time:
4-Jul-2023 4:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
341000 - Trade and Tourism
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Selection Process:
Demand Driven


The Reviving International Tourism Grant Program (RITG) is designed to assist eligible small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that work directly within the Australian tourism export or travel wholesale industry sectors (inbound tour operators or outbound tour operators/travel wholesalers) to rebuild and strengthen international supply chains by undertaking demand driving activities such as attending expos, business development and marketing.

The key objectives of RITG are to:

  • attract and drive visitation from key international markets to Australia, including to regional areas
  • aid recovery of the tourism exporters (inbound tour operators) and travel wholesalers (outbound tour operators/travel wholesalers) most significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and
  • support the diversification of inbound international tourism markets, both from existing and emerging markets.
  • RITG aligns with Priority 6 of the THRIVE 2030 strategyBuild markets and attract visitors and Priority 4 - Embrace leading-edge business practices.

RITG will be delivered through two grant Streams: Stream 1 – Reconnect with international markets and Stream 2 – Digital uplift. This grant opportunity is for Stream 2.

Stream 2 – Digital uplift - has grant funding up to $3m to undertake digital uplift activities including website overhaul/audit, online booking capability, integration and automation of systems, production of brochures, social media modernisation and accessibility upgrades.


Applicants must:

  • be an Australian tourism exporter (inbound tour operator) or travel wholesaler (outbound tour operator/travel wholesaler)
  • be able to show evidence of attendance at a Tourism Australia B2B event as a seller (such as ATE, TA Marketplace) between 2017-2019 or 2022, or be a current financial member of ATEC or CATO prior to April 2023
  • have total turnover (as defined in the RITG Guidelines) that is less than $20 million in the year preceding the application year.
Grant Activity Timeframe:

Stream 2 Applications open at 10.00 am AEST on 23 May 2023 and close at 4.00 pm AEST on 4 July 2023.

  • The maximum grant amount is $2,000 per grantee.
  • The amount will be paid as one payment via a Virtual Credit Card (VCC) to be expended by 30 June 2024, for activities and costs incurred in either 2022-23 or 2023-24.
  • Grant funding can only be used from the date of the VCC being issued until 30 June 2024. Grant funding cannot be applied retrospectively.
Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $2,000.00 to $2,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

Before applying, you must read and understand the RITG Guidelines which can be found at

To apply for RITG you must:

  • Complete your application through Austrade’s SmartyGrants portal.
  • Provide all the information and declarations requested.
  • Address and meet all required eligibility criteria.
  • Include sufficient evidence as outlined in the guidelines that adequately supports your eligibility.
  • Submit your online application by 4.00 pm AEST on 4 July 2023

No late applications will be accepted. 

Other Instructions:

You are responsible for ensuring that your application is complete and accurate. 

You are unable to make any material alterations or additions after you have submitted your application. If the selection process identifies unintentional errors in your application, at their discretion, Austrade, ATEC or CATO may contact you to correct or clarify the errors.

You should keep a copy of your application and any supporting documents. 

We will acknowledge that we have received your application.