​ The Training Industry Professionals in Tourism (TIP-iT) supports tourism companies in employee upgrading and talent and leadership 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 and Leadership Development - A scholarship scheme which aims to attract young talents into the tourism sector and groom middle management leaders of tourism companies to be leaders of tomorrow.

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 & Leadership Development
Training Course Development Talent Development Leadership Development
Trainee CriteriaSingapore Citizens & Permanent Residents employed by the applicant companySingapore Citizen & Permanent Resident students who have not entered the workforce
Mid-management Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents employed by the applicant company
Activities SupportedCertified Courses by Recognised Institutions/Bodies

Non-Certified Training including in-house training, service exchanges etc.
Course DevelopmentITE to Postgraduate Studies
Certified Tourism-related Degree to Postgraduate Courses accepted by STB
Qualifying Costs​​Certified 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
Up to 50% of qualifying costs, which include:
  • Course Fees
  • Absentee Payroll/Trainee Stipend
  • Cost of Living Allowance (COLA)
  • Economy Airfare
​​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 and leadership development


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. The STB officer in-charge of your project will advise you if your proposed project is eligible for TIP-iT and to proceed with the application.  ad​​​

Please note that projects that have commenced prior to STB’s offer of the grant may not be eligible.


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.


Have you done the Grant Eligibility Check to identify which grant is relevant for your project?

For an overview of all the grants that STB offers, you may refer to the Grants Overview page.

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