All adults in New South Wales will receive a voucher worth AUD 50 to spend on a stay at a registered hotel as part of an AUD 530 million package designed to revitalize the tourism industry in New South Wales. ‘State.
Revealed today by NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet, Stay and Rediscover vouchers can be redeemed for a higher value stay at any hotel operating in the state.
As part of the state’s COVID-19 economic stimulus strategy, the accommodation vouchers are a revised and expanded version of a similar plan announced earlier this year ahead of the COVID wave that engulfed much of cities and towns and Australia’s metropolitan areas for most of the second half of the year. Premier Perrottet said the package would bring back tourists and boost the tourism industry.
“Millions of people around the world dream of visiting Sydney and our regions. This package ensures not only that they can, but that they will experience the best of what we have to offer, ”said the Prime Minister.
“It’s also great news for people across our state, bringing events and businesses to life and bringing our major raffle cards back to life.
“It is important to note that over 300,000 people rely on our tourism industry and our goal is to reclaim our position as one of the world’s favorite destinations,” said Perrottet.
The announcement builds on last week’s announcement that all fully vaccinated visitors to NSW will no longer need to self-quarantine upon arrival, whether at home or in a hotel.
Other elements of the funding program announced today include A $ 150 million to support the relaunch of major events across the state, including A $ 50 million for regional events including agricultural shows, fairs local, festivals and other community events. An additional A $ 6 million will be spent to bring major events back to Sydney’s CBD to boost spending at hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, transport operators and attractions.
An Event Saver Fund will also be set up to offer financial protection to event organizers forced to cancel or postpone due to any public health orders imposed by the government in the summer of 2021-22.
The state will also spend A $ 60 million to encourage international airlines to resume flights to Sydney.
NSW Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres said hibernating businesses and tourism operators would be the big winners in the stimulus package.
“It was a century-old event that severely damaged our tourism industry. Operators barely held on as they lost reservations, customers and staff, now that we are rebuilding we can do it with confidence, ”said Ayres.
“For our tourism economy to reach its full potential, we need event owners to think big, airlines fly, and locals and visitors alike once again to embrace our world-class venues and hospitality with enthusiasm.”