If you are thinking of travelling to Tasmania before Christmas, there is now an added incentive to do so, with Tourism Tasmania offering $300 holiday vouchers. But there’s a catch.
Due to COVID outbreaks in NSW, Victoria and the ACT, the vouchers are only available to residents from South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland.
There will be up to 10,000 $300 Tasmanian holiday vouchers distributed as part of the scheme, which will occur through a ballot.
The vouchers will provide $200 towards accommodation and $100 towards attractions or tours, which can be used between 4 November to 31 December.
As knowledge of Tasmania’s accommodation, tourism attractions and tours may be limited, Tourism Tasmania is activating a holiday voucher marketplace to help with bookings.
The online marketplace portal will allow consumers to search available product listings and book directly using their voucher.
Federal tourism minister Dan Tehan said the initiative was a timely boost for the state’s tourism sector.
“A recent Tourism Australia Travel Sentiment Tracker found 59 per cent of Australians want to take a holiday in the next six months,” Mr Tehan said.
“Pent-up demand combined with this innovative voucher program represents a fantastic opportunity for Tasmanian tourism to welcome back visitors and give local businesses and the economy a much-needed boost.
“Australians want to travel again so they can visit family and friends and take a holiday, in places like Tasmania.”
Tourism Tasmania chief executive John Fitzgerald said the COVID-19 outbreaks in Victoria and NSW had significantly affected the state’s tourism businesses.
“These markets provide around 70 per cent of all visitors to the state,” Mr Fitzgerald said.
“This program will provide much-needed support for the Tasmanian industry in a crucial period.”
For more information on the Tassie Holiday Voucher program, including details on how to apply, visit: www.tourismtasmania.com.au.
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