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Supporting Grants

  • Training Industry Professionals in Tourism (TIP-iT)

The Training Industry Professionals in Tourism (TIP-iT) supports tourism companies in employee upgrading and talent and leadership development.

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  • Business Improvement Fund (BIF)

​​The Business Improvement Fund (BIF) supports the efforts of tourism companies to redesign their business models, processes, and systems for commercial sustainability and increasing global competitiveness.

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  • Business Events in Singapore (BEiS)

The Business Events in Singapore (BEiS) scheme seeks to encourage the business events industry to anchor and grow quality events as well as catalyse the innovation of new content.

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  • Kickstart Fund (KF)

​​​The Kickstart Fund supports the creation and test-bedding of innovative lifestyle concepts and events with strong tourism potential and scalability. This is with the aim of adding to the existing quality tourism software and enhancing the vibrancy of Singapore as a tourist destination in areas such as the arts, entertainment, dining, sports and retail.

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  • Leisure Events Fund (LEF)

​​​The Leisure Events Fund (LEF) supports high quality events that strengthen Singapore's profile and position as a compelling leisure destination, drive visitor spend, and develop the key tourism and tourism-related industries (e.g. Arts & Entertainment, Sports, Retail & Dining). The scheme aims to develop the capabilities of Singapore-based companies through the creation and delivery of sustainable world-class experiences and events.

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  • Tourism Product Development Fund (TPDF)

​​​​​The Tourism Product Development Fund (TPDF) supports the creation of new tourism products and experiences as well as rejuvenation of existing products and experiences that will heighten interest in Singapore as a tourist destination.

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  • Singapore MICE Advantage Programme (SMAP)

This programme offers enhanced event management services for event organisers and overseas MICE visitors and is intended to complement Business Events in Singapore (BEiS)incentive scheme.

With this programme, events planners can look forward to cost savings and smooth-sailing event planning and operations.

Be it trade exhibitions, association conventions, business meetings or travel incentives, there is a variety of services and benefits to assist event organisers. MICE delegates travelling to Singapore to attend SMAP-supported events can also enjoy exclusive airline and airport benefits.

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  • Double Tax Deduction for Inbound Tourism Promotion

This scheme aims to encourage Singapore tourism companies to promote the provision of services for inbound tourism to Singapore through participation in STB-supported overseas trade fairs / missions.

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  • Double Tax Deduction for Approved International Fair

This scheme aims to encourage Singapore companies to expand their markets by participating in international trade-oriented exhibitions held in Singapore that are accorded the Approved International Fair (AIF) status by the Singapore Exhibition and Convention BureauTM (SECB).​

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  • Skills Training for Excellence Programme (STEP)

With the increasing pace of change in today's global business climate, PMETs will face the need to constantly update their skills, knowledge and expertise so they can remain competitive in the workforce. STEP aims to meet the diverse upgrading needs of PMETs by offering a wide range of programmes across different sectors through best-in-class institutions.

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  • Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC)

This scheme allows your business to enjoy 400% tax deductions/ allowances and/or 60% cash payout for investment in innovation and productivity improvements under the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) scheme.  The tax benefits under PIC are available from Years of Assessment (YAs) 2011 to 2018, for investment in any of the six qualifying activities.

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  • In Singapore Incentives & Rewards (INSPIRE) – India

SECB has collaborated with seven major tourism players to launch “In Singapore Incentives & Rewards” (INSPIRE) - a rewards programme that leverages Singapore’s unique and world-class attractions to curate unique value-added experiences with a strong local flavour for the Indian market.

INSPIRE’s curated itineraries centre on dining, entertainment and attractions, which Indian travellers seek out when they visit Singapore. The seven tourism players are the Changi Airport Group, Singapore Airlines, Sentosa Leisure Group, Gardens by the Bay, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore Turf Club and Wildlife Reserves Singapore. In partnership with SECB, these partners offer specially packaged experiences and offers that will appeal to Indian travellers and are not available for sale commercially.

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  • In Singapore Incentives & Rewards (INSPIRE) – China

The Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau™ (SECB) launched the In Singapore Incentives & Rewards (INSPIRE) 2.0 programme for the Greater China market in September 2015. INSPIRE Greater China 2.0 aims to promote Singapore’s unique attractions by packaging curated itineraries that cater specifically for this market.

For this INSPIRE programme, SECB partnered with Changi Airport Group, Gardens by the Bay, Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Leisure Group and Singapore Turf Club to package interesting experiences and offers that will appeal to Chinese incentive travellers.

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