Ten thousand Australians will be chosen at random to receive $300 incentives to choose Tasmania for their next holiday as the island state aims to boost tourism.
The federal and state governments yesterday announced the $3 million Tassie Holiday Voucher scheme that would see the vouchers up for grabs to 10,000 interstate holidaymakers.
However, the interstate travellers must be from Queensland, South Australia or Western Australia.
The island is keen to welcome travellers, and soon: the vouchers are eligible to be used between November 4 and December 31 this year.
$200 of the voucher is to be used on accommodation, while $100 will go towards attractions or tours.
“Tasmania is open for business,” Tasmania senator Jonno Duniam said.
“There has never been a better time to come down to Tassie, visit some of our incredible natural wonders and taste some of our fabulous food, wine and whisky.”
The vouchers aim to attract visitors from outside Australia’s two most populous states as they continue to record several hundred new COVID-19 cases every day.
“This program is expected to stimulate travel from interstate markets that currently have open borders with Tasmania, providing vital economic support for our accommodation, tours and attractions sector,” said Tasmania’s Tourism, Hospitality and Events Minister, Sarah Courtney.
How do I get a voucher?
Those who receive the vouchers will be able to book travel and redeem their vouchers through a “Tassie Holiday Voucher online marketplace”.
Winners will then be chosen at random and notified through text and email by 3 November.
That’s when voucher recipients will be able to book through the online marketplace.