Strengthen partnership in times of crisis: bookingkit supports providers of the leisure industry with its own aid fund

 Frank Scheibe

bookingkit, Europe’s leading booking software for the digitalization of leisure experiences, is reacting to the effects of the corona virus and supports providers of tours and activities with a specially established aid fund. The aim is to help particularly small operators that find themselves in business-threatening situations to help them survive.

Due to the rapid spread of the corona virus and its consequences, providers of tours and activities are facing unexpected challenges. Official travel restrictions and recommendations to avoid certain countries and regions mean that some providers already fear for their existence. To be a real partner in times of crisis bookingkit supports its business partners with the so-called «Corona Operator Relief Fund«. The budget allocation for the fund amounts to 10,000 euros. «We have reacted quickly to stand by especially small operators in these uncertain times and to help our business partners to maintain their existence. This is one of our corporate values which we take very seriously», says Lukas Hempel, founder and managing director of bookingkit.

Financial support for suppliers in need

Financial resources, especially cash, are rare in times of crisis. Affected providers can contact bookingkit for financial support until 20th of April. For example, bookingkit waives two months of the regular basic fee for eligible operators in need. In addition, the company provides its partners with advice, offers a free hotline with individual solution proposals and makes available a network of over 6,000 providers in the touring and activity industry. Via the network affected providers can exchange experiences and orient themselves on best practice examples.

«We don’t have an answer for everything, but we would like to support our partners as best as we can in these difficult times. The corona crisis will pass and until then we would like to support tour and activity providers by creating options for action in times of crisis,» says Lukas Hempel.

Frank Scheibe
Frank is a tours and activities industry expert. He reports on the latest facts, figures and trends in the bookingkit blog and the bookingkit newsletter. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his kids and family, playing sports and eating good food.


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