The Tour Dure Project supports the start-up of community businesses’ tourism services (travel programs, experience programs, food and beverages, souvenirs, accommodation, leisure sports, and other tourist-related services) and the improvement of existing services. In order to be selected for the Tour Dure project, community businesses should satisfy the following requirements and should not be subject to the restrictions.
1 Established by local residents: Shall be invested and participated by at least five local residents and at least 70% of members shall be the local residents.
* The areas are limited to the local cities, districts, and towns that are classified into municipal-level administrative divisions.
2 Use of local resources: Businesses shall generate profit using local human•material resources.
3 Locality: As the local areas can be more attractive for tourists when they maintain the local identity based on their original resources, each local area of Tour Dure shall create specialized businesses through local specialization.
4 Partnership and cooperation with local communities: From the establishment through the progress of Tour Dure, synergies shall be created by resolving local tourism issues and increasing the profit of local communities
1 Members of organization: Avoid organizations comprised of people with special interests related to certain people, such as Tour Dure PDs and organization leaders.
* Who are people with special interests: ⅰ. Anyone who is a blood relative or acquaintance of certain individuals; ⅱ. any organization invested by certain individuals and their blood relatives; or ⅲ. any organization with a majority of Board of Directors or members comprised by certain individuals and their blood relatives or with at least 50% of investment from them and one of them appointed as the representative director.
2 Type of organization: If some members are participating in the Tour Dure Project.
* This type of organization can be selected for development, but the organization shall develop a system led by the Tour Dure team within a year.
3 Type of business: Avoid businesses that are not directly related to the tourism industry.
4 Type of participation: Avoid organizations that lack functions as communities as the organizations or business plans are established by one leader, not by agreement of all members. In other words, avoid forced participation as the members should be motivated and inspired to participate voluntarily.
5 Independence after support: Avoid organizations that would not be able to maintain management after support as they cannot establish a profit-generating system, i.e., true non-profit organizations.
6 For other conditions and restrictions of organizations, consult the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Culture and Tourism Institute.