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Social Entrepreneurship in Tourism
The first worldwide competition focusing on social innovation and entrepreneurship in tourism.

The Social Entrepreneurship in Tourism Competition is the first worldwide competition focusing on social innovation and entrepreneurship in tourism.


By giving social entrepreneurs from around the world access to expertise and international visibility, the competition aims to empower entrepreneurs and communities in travel destinations, accelerate their growth and provide them with access to market.

The focus of the competition is to provide strong support for social tourism entrepreneurs and their efforts to help to transform the sector and shape a sustainable future for tourism in their destination.

Strong Network of Partners and Supporters

The 2022 edition is powered by the TUI Care Foundation and supported by the UNWTO, Travel Massive, the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, SINA, the ITB Berlin and Teejit.

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Marketing & Communications, Travel Massive / Lisa Hübner Consulting

Hi everyone, it's great to have you!

Please reach out any time if you have any questions about the competition :)

Feel free to join our online Award Ceremony and Pitch Contest between our 10 finalists on 13th September, here's the link:

Lisa (Project Lead based in Berlin)

1 year ago (edited)
Marketing & Communications, Travel Massive / Lisa Hübner Consulting

Hi Everyone,

If you missed the event but are curious who won (spoiler alert: all the pitches were fantastic!), check out the replay on YouTube:

Thanks and take care!

7 months ago (edited)
Content & Community Manager, Travel Massive

The applications for 2022 Competition will open on June 1st! Keep an eye out on the social media channels for more updates:

4 months ago
Content & Community Manager, Travel Massive

Call for Mentors for the Social Entrepreneurship Competition in Tourism 2022!

We're looking for industry leaders to join the team as mentors for the finalists of the Competition. You would coach one team that’s been shortlisted for a period of 8 weeks from September to October.

See more details and apply:

Announced 3 months ago
Founder, Travel Massive

The finalists for 2022 have been announced!

African Xplorer
Nomadic, immersive and tailor made trips in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo and Benin by offering Camper Van 4X4 rental.

Your Ancestral Teacher
Online teaching platform for community-based skills in textiles, ceramics, food-making, and more.

SmArt for Sustainability
NFT travel experiences in Latin America.

Immersive local Experiences in Himalayas
To showcase the real beauty of Nepal and provide immersive travel experiences.

The Valueable Network
Promoting inclusive employment of people with intellectual disabilities in the hospitality industry.

Our mission is to democratize access to safe and standardized bed and breakfast services.

Agritourism Development Corporation
Uniting local farm entrepreneurs and employees, and promoting their products in the target markets.

Wheel the World
A booking platform for people with disabilities and seniors to travel the world.

Safari Wallet
Personalized travel marketplace that gives local African travelers freedom of travel, with flexible payment plans.

Tourism for Gen-Zs
Creating bespoke experiences in Africa while using tourism to ensure decent working conditions for Afro Gen-Zs.

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7 days ago
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