To help curb the holiday blues, South Australia is giving away $100 and $50 travel vouchers to help Aussies make the most of their annual leave.
From 11am today ACDT (Tuesday 5th January), the SATC is launching the second iteration of the Great State Voucher program.
Valued at more than $2 million, the program will be providing $100 vouchers for use at participating CBD and North Adelaide stays, and $50 vouchers to spend on CBD and regional accommodation.
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For those outside of SA, this is a great opportunity for you as the voucher scheme will also be expanded to include:
- Interstate visitors;
- An extension of the travel booking period to further drive redemption;
- The inclusion of smaller operators with five or more rooms (a change from 10 or more in the first round).
“The first round of vouchers injected millions into our state’s economy, creating tens of thousands of room night bookings and most importantly, sustaining and creating jobs in our tourism industry,”
“This stimulus program is proven to work and with the summer holidays traditionally a peak tourism period, we’re acting now to further bolster tourism businesses and get more South Australians into jobs,” Premier Marshall said.
More than 800 accommodation providers, including operators with five or more rooms, will have the chance to sign up for the scheme, which will help brighten the holidays for South Australians, and entice interstate visitation to South Australia.
“In the first round, more than 50,000 vouchers were released with nearly half of these redeemed by South Australians. With more choice for consumers in the second round about when and where to travel, this is exactly the boost our state’s visitor economy needs as it navigates the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Premier Marshall said.
A range of tourism operators from luxury hotels in the city to cabins in caravan parks are expected to sign-up to the second iteration of the scheme, which will launch on 5 January 2021, including brand new properties – Majestic M Suites in North Adelaide, Tom’s Court Hotel and Hotel Indigo in the city, and EOS by SkyCity on Adelaide’s riverbank.
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The vouchers will be available to download on 5 January 2021.
The booking period for the second round of Great State Vouchers will run 7-31 January 2021, for travel from 7 January to 31 March 2021 inclusive (excluding Saturday nights).
The same process will apply in that consumers will log onto southaustralia.com/voucher for their chance to secure a voucher and will need a driver’s license or proof of age card for identification purposes.
Consumers will first need to obtain a voucher on 5 January and wait until 7 January to be able to book with it, helping streamline the process for both the consumer and operators.
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