Aussie tourism businesses hit by the global pandemic will get a $30 million shot in the arm thanks to travel experience company Travello.
Need some more travel loving in your life right now?
Travello is funding more than 600,000 $50 vouchers as part of its Holiday Cash Giveaway tourism stimulus initiative to encourage people to support local tourism operators.
The campaign is focused on youth travellers (18-35) and Travello estimates the stimulus will put $100 million directly into the pockets of tourism operators receiving bookings under the initiative, in addition to funds flowing to local communities, accommodation providers and transport services.
The vouchers will be made available at 8:00 am AEST on Wednesday, June 16 as part of the Holiday Cash Giveaway initiative – so you can get yours right now!
Aussies can choose from over 1000 travel experiences from around the country including Skydives, Food and Wine tours and Bridgeclimbs, but also ‘bucket list’ adventures like diving with Whale Sharks in Ningaloo Reef Western Australia, tours of Kakadu National Park and scenic flights over Australian icons like the Barrier Reef and Uluru.
“With borders closed and stop-start lockdowns interrupting business, tourism operators are doing it tough. The lack of international tourists and the Australian tendency to ‘fly and flop’, rather than jump on tours and activities, has made recovery difficult for the local tourism industry.
“Further to that, the recent Federal Budget did little to help smaller operators and many are now very close to closing down and have very little voice in the recovery discussion. The Holiday Cash Giveaway is our contribution to change that”, said Travello CEO and co-founder Ryan Hanly.
Travello says it’s covering the entire cost of the voucher scheme so that participating tourism operators can gain maximum benefit from the campaign.
The travel experience company also said it’s aware that there are other voucher campaigns that have been activated and/or are in market, but there are a few key differences with Travello’s campaign:
- No ‘ballot’ system. Everyone who applies will receive a voucher. So we will avoid the scenario where applicants miss out on a voucher (we will expand beyond 600,00 if the demand is there)
- No location restrictions. The vouchers can be used on any experience anywhere in Australia
- No tight travel timelines. Travello vouchers can be used on any trip until the 31st December 2022.
- No work for operators. There is nothing for operators to do. They just recieve bookings, we handle the rest – including support
How good is that?
Once you have your voucher, you have one month to book your experience. So don’t miss out.
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