Kurbits business development program, designed especially for small businesses in the tourism industry, is nominated by the European Commission as a best practice in the framework of the EU strategy “Europe, the world’s No 1 tourist destination.”
Kurbits is the first national business development program that caters specifically to small-scale tourism enterprises with industry-specific methodology, content and tools. Over 400 entrepreneurs have completed the program across the country (Sweden) with a result of developing their business and increasing their profitability.
Kurbits has been nominated as a pioneering example in the EU for cross-sector initiative and innovation in the field of tourism as a means to boost competitiveness in the sector with the involvement of small and medium enterprises. The award is announced at the beginning of autumn 2013, when the European Commission aims to establish recommendations for the use of common models and transferring best practices within the tourism sector at European level.
Kurbits started as a pilot project in Dalarna, Sweden, and has now evolved into a national innovation system identified in Europe. Now, Kurbits can be an innovation system to increase development within the tourism industry even outside the country.