Commercial funding for tourism: OeHT investment loan and sustainability bonus

General information

Funding is provided for investments in the tourism or leisure sector in the fields of:

  • quality improvement;
  • business-size optimisation, offer diversification and innovation;
  • setting up and improving tourist infrastructure facilities;
  • setting up or improving staff accommodation and other facilities for employees; and
  • environment- and safety-related facilities and accessibility.

Funding is provided for investments in tangible and intangible fixed assets with eligible costs of between 500 000 Euro and 7.14 million Euro.

Basic funding consists of a subsidised investment loan from the OeHT of at least 350 000 Euro and a maximum of 5 million Euro (loan-to-value ratio of up to 70 percent of costs eligible for funding), with an interest subsidy from the federal government of up to 2 percent per year (10‑year term).

In combination with the subsidised investment loan, it is possible to apply for a ‘sustainability bonus’ for sustainability-relevant parts of an investment. This subsidy, amounting to 7 percent of the sustainability-relevant partial investment (but with a maximum of 350 000 Euro) is intended in particular to incentivise investments in the three fields of ecology (energy, resources, emissions), employees/regions (accommodation, vacant premises and cooperation) and the economy (business handover, digitisation).

Individual provinces grant follow-up funding to these federal funding instruments. Further information on this can be found on the OeHT’s product page (→ OeHT) .

Enterprises affected

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the tourism or leisure sector.


These rules apply to entrepreneurs from EU Member States in Austria.


Applications can be submitted at any time on the OeHT client portal ( OeHT).

Competent authority

Austrian Hotel and Tourism Bank ( OeHT)German text
Parkring 12a
1010 Vienna


The application for funding must be submitted to the OeHT, which also administers the remainder of the process, from reviewing the application, through making the decision, to ultimately disbursing the payment. Applications must be submitted via the OeHT client portal (→ OeHT).

Required documents

The documents required will be listed on the OeHT’s product page and/or during submission via the OeHT client portal.

Costs and fees

The current costs are listed on the OeHT’s product page.

Legal bases

Directive of the Federal Minister for Labour and Economy on the promotion of investment in tourism (Tourism Investment Directive – Tourismus-Investitions-Richtlinie)

Link to form

OeHT client portal

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 12 January 2024

Responsible for the content: Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy

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