The SMEs of the Sustainable Urban Tourism Acceleration Programme

60 SMEs have been accepted to be part of the Tourban journey!

The Tourban Sustainable Urban Tourism Acceleration Programme has officially started! 60 keen SMEs have been accepted and can now develop their innovative projects around urban tourism challenges and the sustainability of their business.

All SMEs are located in one of the 7 European countries participating in Tourban: Croatia, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, Estonia, Hungary, and Denmark.

At the Design Thinking Lab in Barcelona the SMEs have already come together to tackle urban sustainability challenges as the first part of the programme.

For the next 12 months, these SMEs will work alongside their mentors on their projects:

Company: Dubrovnik to Remember d.o.o.
Project: Dubrovnik Deconstructed
About: A Dubrovnik based tourist agency specialised in the MICE segment.

Company: Majeutika d.o.o.
Project: Dubrovnik walking trail
About: Majeutika L.T.D. is a company that brings innovation to the tourism market

Company: Gulliver Destination Management Company d.o.o.
Project: Dubrovnik Sustainable Tours
About: Newly formed travel agency supported by 30 years of successful experience

Company: Eco Tuk Tours Dubrovnik d.o.o.
Project: Sustainable Visitor footprint in Dubrovnik – Eco TukTuk Tours
About: Eco Tuk Tours Dubrovnik is a family run tour operator

Company: Rentals Dubrovnik d.o.o.
Project: Efficient Admin
About: Accommodation booking and full property management

Project: Great Value, Low Impact
About: MASKERON is a sole trader in tourism in Dubrovnik

Company: Huck Finn Adventure d.o.o.
Project: Dubrovnik Elafiti Islands Nomads – Sustainable Destination Strategy for Dubrovnik
About: Travel agency / adventure tour operator / destination management company

Company: Tripful ApS
Project: Tripful becomes sustainable
About: An app for women to find travel buddies

Company: Skipit ApS
Project: Skipit Travel Local
About: Skipit empowers everyone to “travel like a local”

Company: PERE ApS
Project: Ancillary revenue stream for the hotels
About: PERE is the world’s first digital platform that makes it possible for hotels to profit when they send customers to restaurants via personal referrals.

Company: Nakka ApS – Woodah Boutique Hostel
Project: Rings on the water
About: On the journey to become one of the leading hostels in the world

Company: Seek+See ApS
Project: Seek+See
About: Seek+See offers self-guided, fun sight-seeing missions for families via an app

Company: Nordic NDC
Project: Green atlas for agencies
About: Travel Technology Company

Company: Amitylux
Project: Amitylux Sustainable Custom Tours in Copenhagen
About: Sightseeing tour agency and private experience organiser in Nordics

Company: Greenelimo ApS
Project: COPS22: Copenhagen 2022 – A Sustainable Tourist & Transportation Destination
About: Zero emissions passenger transportation and sustainable travel services

Company: TMC Tourist Services
About: Development of an App for Hotels and Jobseekers that will efficiently and smoothly connect Hotels and Jobseekers

Company: CoolCopenhagen
Project: CoolCopenhagen sustainable
About: Online platform for all of the tourism industry in Copenhagen

Company: RideinStyle
Project: Local Copenhagen
About: Locally guided tours in Copenhagen accompanies by publishing of a book full of hidden local gems

Company: Marta Vintage OY
Project: HOOW – centre of sustainable living
About: Marta Guesthouse is a unique and cosy guesthouse in the middle of Tallinn: eco, sustainable, vegan

Company: Your Guide OÜ
Project: Sustainable pocket ashtrays
About: Taste and Feel Estonia organizes guided sustainable food tours and experiences in Tallinn and Estonia

Company: Estravel AS
Project: Development of interactive reporting system
About: Largest travel agency in Estonia and the Baltic States

Company: Navicup OÜ
Project: Digital ecosystem for individual and sustainable tourism
About: Navicup creates a platform for maps to level up the experience in tourism and culture

Company: Citybox Tallinn OÜ
Project: Citybox goes green
About: Citybox Tallinn is a self-check-in hotel

Company: Kalevi Veekeskus OÜ
Project: Achieving Green Key programme goals at Kalev Spa Hotel& Water Park
About: Kalev Spa Hotel& Water Park is the biggest water park in Tallinn

Company: Erinev OÜ
Project: Sustainable food tourism, a new reality
About: Food Sightseeing Tours in Tallinn and Estonia

Company: Hessische Landesstiftung, PVH Hospitality GmbH
Project: Circular economy with planning a kitchen garden
About: A hotel with gastronomic concept, includes two restaurants

Company: Ohlen-Hansen KG
Project: From food supply to food waste – optimising the cycle and protecting the climate in a small hotel with restaurant
About: Small hotel with a restaurant in the city of Büsum

Company: Hotel Lüttje Burg
Project: From food supply to food waste – optimising the cycle and protecting the climate in a small hotel with restaurant
About: Small hotel with 37 rooms and a restaurant in a small town near Kiel

Company: SAND GmbH & Co. KG
Project: Food and employees as sustainability drivers in a hotel SME
About: Sand Lifestyle Hotel including a restaurant

Company: Willem & Konsorten
Project: A sustainable ripple effect in vacation homes
About: A small boutique-vacation home agency

Company: Strandhotel Strande
Project: Supported by the sea
About: Since its foundation in 1989, Strandhotel Strande has been a family business

Company: Hotel Prisma Betriebs- und Management GmbH
Project: Smart energy and water use – how to modernise a city conference hotel (build in 1993)
About: City conference hotel

Company: Jet Travel Kft
Project: Step further for less – Implement a new system that measures the carbon footprint of each trip, offering more sustainable alternatives.
About: Travel agency / DMC specialising in corporate, incentive, and experience travels.

Company: CRB Cityrama Kft
Project: Budapest SUSTOUR – Spend sustainably a day in Budapest
About: Cityrama / Gray Line Hungary is a DMC based in Budapest founded in 1987, provides MICE services, daily guaranteed tours & private tours for FIT’s and Groups, Coach services, Roundtrips in Hungary & Europe.

Company: Trylt Kft
Project: TRY: Special – Activate and attract people with special needs.
About: Trylt’s City Hosts show people their own Budapest at tailor made city walks.

Company: Stagland Kft
Project: FPTIST – Urban short-term rental transformation into green and sustainable accommodation.
About: A family business dealing with short-term accommodation and event organisation, replaced large stag-party groups with a more sustainable circle of customers. Short-term accommodation and glamping management.

Company: Wireless Communications Kft
Project: WFC -Wired for change – Developing a software that provides tourists with sufficient information about water refill points, public toilettes, bins, tourist info points, and also indicate places with accessibility certificates.
About: SME offering practical tour guide system devices for city tours in Budapest

Company: Best Step Guide Kft
Project: BUWT – Budapest urban walking tours for locals and tourists
About: Organiser of urban walking tours in Budapest, mainlyfor locals

Company: P92 Primus Kft
Project: The Prónay Castle – For the wellbeing of the environment, the body and mind
About: P92 Primus organises weddings, events and retreats at the Prónay Castle, and would like to develop an even greener mindset with the inclusion of staff and costumers.

Company: Inside Rotterdam
Project: Walk the Talk
About: Local excursion business offering thematic bike, food and walking tours

Company: Camping Zeeburg Amsterdam
Project: Research & Design off-grid accommodations
About: Eco-friendly campsite of Amsterdam, not just a place to stay, a place to connect

Company: Tours That Matter
Project: Tours as a Tool for Change
About: Guiding people towards change by offering transformational experiences

Company: Holland Private Tour
Project: So Green
About: Holland Private Tour offers day- and multi-day trips in the Netherlands, taking travellers off-the-beaten path

Company: Who is Amsterdam Tours
Project: Who is Amsterdam Marketing Skill Boost
About: An Amsterdam-based tour operator

Company: Avontuur Dichtbij
Project: Urban Food Tour
About: Micro-adventures close to home

Company: Hungry Birds Street Food Tours
Project: Stay Hungry, Stay Conscious
About: Feeding hungry travellers from around the world with love

Company: Romantic Tour Amsterdam
Project: Feasibility research for fully sustainable romantic weekend package for couples in Amsterdam
About: High-quality private tours focusing on the romantic side of Amsterdam

Company: SE Productions
Project: Badass Tours’ Self-Guided Tour App
About: Small group tours of Amsterdam’s LGBT+, BIPOC, Jewish and women’s history

Company: Reinvent Tourism
Project: Reinvent Tourism
About: Network organisation and living lab for positive impact tourism

Company: Explorins PMW, SL
Project: eXplorins Hub
About: Creating projects to revitalise cities and experiential marketing through local culture

Company: Turismo Vivencial, SL
Project: Fishing a seafaring recipe
About: A tour operator and tourism consultancy

Company: Wineries Experiences and Events, SL
Project: Vinya Experience
About: Winenium is a boutique travel agency specialised in wine tourism

Company: Accessible Spain Travel S.L.
Project: Accessible Spain Travel
About: Tailored accessible trips to Spain for persons with accessibility needs

Company: Associació Ethnic Barcelona
Project: Sustainable Tourism Network of Barcelona
About: Sustainable Tourism Network of Barcelona

Company: Barcelona Apartments
Project: Intelligent Energy Management System (IEMS)
About: A short-term apartment rental agency

Company: Clama Cultura S.L.U.
Project: Good Track
About: Sustainability tech for tourism industry

Company: Identify App
Project: Identify
About: Identify is an app that was born with the purpose of democratising access to culture through technology

Company: Denatravel Viajes AMM SL
Project: iKurius, virtual experience for school groups
About: A tour operator specialised in student groups

Company: CLOUD5
Project: Cloud5 – 5 senses for conscious travelling
About: Specialised in vacation and temporary rental management

Company: Inout Hostel
Project: 2NDPHASE
About: Inout is a hostel whose team is made up of people with disabilities