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Aussie state releases $150 vouchers open to anyone

Lucy Dean
·2-min read
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Will you try to snap up a voucher? Image: Getty

Australians living in South Australia and those planning a trip to the state will be able to access $150 in travel vouchers as of 11am ACDT on Tuesday as the state tries to boost its tourism industry.

The Great State scheme comes in the form of $100 vouchers for use on Adelaide and North Adelaide accommodation, and $50 vouchers for suburban and regional South Australia.

Those who manage to secure the vouchers can book with the voucher from 7-31 January for travel from 7 January to 31 March 2021. However Saturday night bookings are excluded from the vouchers.

The vouchers are open to all adult Australians and will be available on a first come, first served basis until the allocation is exhausted.

However, there will be a separate allocation for interstate travellers and another for local travellers.

“Now that SA borders are open, it is important we leverage this opportunity to support South Australian tourism businesses and entice interstate visitors to book and spend in our state,” the Great State campaign stated.

“The second round of vouchers is an important stimulus measure to further boost tourism in SA and encourage Australians to choose to travel here while international borders are closed.”

Those claiming a voucher will need proof of identification and a valid email address and the vouchers are non-transferrable.

The second voucher release comes after South Australia released 50,000 vouchers in October, with all the vouchers being snapped up within 90 minutes. The first round put $10 million into the South Australian visitor economy.

However, only half of those who secured a voucher used it, allowing the state to run a second round.

Speaking to launch the second round of vouchers, South Australian Premier Steven Marshall said there are more than 300 places to stay across the state and that the scheme will provide a powerful boost.

“With an additional round expanded to include interstate travellers, who we know spend more than intrastate, as well as the peak summer holiday period and events like the Santos Festival of Cycling and WOMADelaide, this stimulus comes at exactly the right time to further bolster tourism businesses and create jobs,” he said.

You can register for the vouchers here from 11am ACDT or 11:30am AEDT.

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