Victorian residents will once again halve their travel costs to regional Victoria.
As part of the Victorian government’s $465M Tourism Recovery Package, $28M has been earmarked for tourism in regional Victoria in order to speed up the economic recovery post-pandemic and also post-bushfires, which were so long ago now. (Featured image: @brittanyhopegaiser)
The travel-voucher initiative will see the government give away up to 200,000 vouchers worth up to $200 to cover costs and spending on regional tours, attractions, and accommodation. It is hoped that, in turn, travellers will inject much-needed funds into restaurants, pubs, hotels, wineries and small businesses.
The first round of vouchers was snapped up quickly. And so was the second round of vouchers, which brings us now to Round Three!
Round Three goes live on 30 March at 10am with the eligible travel period being 6 April 2021 to 31 May 2021—vouchers must be claimed between 10 May 2021 to 14 June 2021.
In a statement, Dan Andrews said, ”Whether it’s a daytrip with the family or a tour along our stunning coast, we’re helping more people get out and enjoy the best Victoria has to offer.”
”This funding will help tourism businesses bounce back from the challenges of this year – welcoming more visitors and employing more Victorians.”
However, the Victorian Government has also announced a new Melbourne Travel Voucher Scheme. Similar to the Regional Travel Voucher Scheme, this new incentive is for the greater Melbourne and will see 40,000 vouchers issued to support travel in the metropolitan area. This will be launched soon, but we’re still waiting for further details.
To apply for your Regional Victoria Travel Voucher, see here.