$300 Tasmanian travel vouchers are being offered for interstate visitors in a bid to boost tourism in the island state this summer after the havoc caused on the industry by the COVID-19 pandemic .
The Tassie Holiday Voucher program is being offered to the residents of South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland as an incentive for travel to the state during the months of November and December.
The program will provide residents of these interstate markets with the opportunity to receive a $300 voucher towards a visit to Tasmania during the eligible months.
With up to 10,000 vouchers on offer, recipients will receive a voucher of $300 to use during their travel; $200 for accommodation, and $100 towards attractions or tours booked during the eligible period.
The vouchers will be issued via a ballot, with successful recipients booking their travel and redeeming the voucher discount through a Tassie Holiday Voucher online marketplace.
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Importantly, interstate travellers will be able to take advantage of more direct flights recently launched and are set to take off from November.
Supported by the Australian Government’s Recovery for Regional Tourism (RRT) Program, the $3.054 million initiative is part of the Federal Government’s $1 billion COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund that is designed to support regions, communities, and industry sectors disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19.
There will be up to 10,000 x $300 Tassie Holiday Vouchers distributed to travellers through a ballot process providing $200 towards accommodation and $100 towards attractions or tours applicable for travel between 4 November to 31 December 2021.
Interstate visitors’ knowledge of Tasmania’s accommodation, tourism attractions and tours may be limited so to help them book, Tourism Tasmania is activating a Tassie Holiday Voucher marketplace. The online marketplace portal will allow consumers to search available product listings and book directly using their Tassie Holiday Voucher.
How to get the voucher?
The winners of the vouchers will be decided through a ballot via the Discover Tasmania website. The ballot will open to travellers from SA, WA and Queensland from Friday 29 October till 2 November.
Eligible Tasmanian tourism businesses can register to participate in the voucher program and can submit an online application until Monday, 18 October.