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


The TIP-iT is open to all Singapo​re-registered businesses/companies.

Proposed projects should fall under one of the following categories:
  • Employee Upgrading - Provides incentives for training and course development in tourism-related skill sets which enhances the capability and productivity of the workforce. Scope of training supported includes New/Specialised Skills,Multi-skilling, and Enhanced Service Delivery.
  • Tourism Talent Development - A scholarship scheme which aims to attract young talents into the tourism sector.

For more information or​ queries on the grant scheme, you may contact the STB Incentive Policy Department at STB_Incentives@stb.gov.sg.

For any feedback or suggestions, you may email the Quality Service Manager at STB_QSM@stb.gov.sg or leave your message here.



​​​ ​​​Employee Upgrading​​Tourism Talent Development​
​TrainingCourse Development
Trainee Criteria​​ ​Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents employed by the applicant company​Singapore Citizen & Permanent Resident
students who have not entered the workforce
​Activities SupportedCertified Courses by Recognised Institutions/Bodies

Non-Certified Training including in-house training, service exchanges etc.
​Course Development​ITE to Postgraduate Studies
​Qualifying CostsCertified Courses
Up to 50% of qualifying costs, which include:
  • Course Fees
  • Absentee Payroll/Trainee Stipend
  • Cost of Living Allowance (COLA)
  • Economy Airfare
Non-Certified Training
  • Fixed Quantum per trainee per training day
​Up to 50% of qualifying costs, which include:
  • Trainer Fees (includes courseware development/customisation)
  • Economy Airfare
  • Accommodation
  • Absentee Payroll support for subsequent batches of training for the same course
​Up to 50% of qualifying costs, which include:
  • Course Fees
​​Funding support is awarded based on STB's evaluation of the scope and merits of the project. 


Proposed projects will be assessed on how they:

  • ​Enhance manpower capabilities to bring about improvements in business efficiency and visitor experience
  • Support the tourism sector in talent development


Please note that projects that have commenced prior to STB’s offer of the grant may not be eligible. Applicants are encouraged to contact STB in advance of project commencement at STB_Incentives@stb.gov.sg.​

Interested applicants are advised to provide an executive summary of the proposed project, using the template provided here, to STB_Incentives@stb.gov.sg. An STB officer will be in touch to assist you further.


Grants will be disbursed to successful applicants on a reimbursement basis, subject to achievement of the agreed project deliverables and milestones. Applicants are required to submit third-party audited documents on qualifying costs for the disbursement of grants, unless otherwise stated.​

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