The Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BKIK) “Budapest reopened” – # reopened BP consumption promotion coupon program – was successfully completed, the chamber said in a statement. The program, announced on June 21 with a HUF 50 million allocation within the BKIK Solidarity Fund, hosted about 10,00 health care workers, teachers, municipal workers, firefighters and civil guards with 227 applications from 44 restaurants in Budapest.
BKIK represents the recently launched independent program to support domestic tourism to Budapest. Budapest’s tourism and catering businesses are making it harder for tourism to lag behind even after the closures are lifted, so the chamber says this industry needs support. The cost of the domestic tourism program is covered by the BKIK Solidarity Fund, from an initial budget of HUF 25 million, which may require a grant of HUF 50,000 per person for about 500 rural, primarily health workers. In the program, BKIK, in cooperation with voluntary chamber member companies operating in the field of tourism and hospitality, organizes two-day sightseeing tours of the capital for 50 people.
“We believe that we have launched good and useful initiatives from the HUF 75 million of the Solidarity Fund of the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry so far. If we firmly believe that all this is not enough. Businesses in the capital do need more resources and more support programs for the job, so to put the bar higher: we are launching a fundraising campaign to expand our Solidarity Fund. We ask companies that have remained successful in the past year and a half despite the pandemic or just being successful to join the fund to involve more businesses and communities in Budapest in our support programs. Let’s continue working for the companies in Budapest and support their survival together! ” – He told Elek the Great, President of the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
BKIK emphasized that it is in constant consultation with companies in Budapest and is also working on programs to make companies more resilient to the protracted epidemic situation. As winter approaches, more and more residential service providers will receive their customers in a closed room, the chamber’s indicative bidding call published for domestic manufacturers and distributors of air sterilizers. The aim of the initiative is to enable small and medium-sized enterprises in the capital to continue their work and receive their customers in safe, virus-free conditions. According to BKIK’s plans, the call, which is already available on the chamber’s website, will be followed by new similar programs, tenders and business support schemes in the future.