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Business Support

Starting and growing a tourism business can be a challenge. Thanet District Council and the Thanet Tourism Team have a wealth of resources and business partners to help you at each stage of your journey.



Depending on the business you are intending to start or grow, there is a range of grants and funding streams available for you to consider. For an overview of these visit the Business Funding section of Thanet District Council website  


Start-up Loans

Kent Invicta Chamber is the Kent delivery partner for the Let’s Do Business Group offering start-up loans and business mentoring


Business Support

For Business Support visit the Kent and Medway Growth Hub website. They are able to help new and existing businesses find the most suitable type of business support available in their area.


Accommodation Businesses Support

Find out what you need to know about setting up and running a hotel, guest house, B&B and self-catering accommodation, and the essential contacts in our Tourism Accommodation Advice section



Training courses for you and your staff to develop your knowledge and skills are available through our Team’s Information Services and Visit Kent

You will also find opportunities at East Kent College which offers a range of technical, professional and vocation skills alongside higher education.



The Thanet Tourism Team will be delighted to include your tourism business and promote your services to visitors via the Visit Thanet consumer website, event listings, poster sites and within PR and social media campaigns. Find out more in the About Us section 

The team is able to let you know about other campaign and marketing opportunities coming up through its partner tourism organisations such as Visit Kent and VisitEngland. To find out, sign up to our monthly enewsletter Tourism Matters 


VisitBritain provides a host of business support materials that will help you start up a tourism business. To find out more visit the VisitBritain website