How to get your travel voucher

Travel vouchers worth $300 each are up for grabs by Tasmanians to encourage them to support local tourism and hospitality businesses and experience their own backyard.
 
The vouchers issued under the new $7.5 million initiative will offer up to $200 that can be used for accommodation, and $100 to be used for tourism experiences or rental car hire.
 
“We know our tourism and hospitality sectors have been some of the hardest hit throughout COVID-19, in particular in recent months with closures to some of our biggest markets, and just like we did last year with our successful voucher incentive scheme, we are doing what we can to help.” Said Premier, Peter Gutwein.
 
“One voucher per household will be available, and based on the feedback received following the past two rounds, they will be allocated via a ballot system to ensure they are as accessible to as many Tasmanians as possible.”
 
Tasmanians will be able to register their interest for a voucher via phone or email between 5 and 9 August 2021, with successful recipients to be notified on 12 August 2021. 
 
Importantly, and informed by feedback, this time around the vouchers can be used seven days per week with no requirement to travel outside your Local Government Area.
 
Spend on accommodation and experiences is eligible for reimbursement under the voucher scheme if undertaken from 2 August.  Any reimbursement will be dependent on whether you are successful in receiving a voucher in the ballot. Vouchers will be redeemable for travel up until 24 September 2021- the start of the school holiday period.
 
Vouchers can be used on accommodation, tour experiences including package food and wine tours at producers’ venues, coach and small group day or extended tours, or rental car hire, and can be used on multiple occasions until 24 September, or until its value is fully expended.
 
An estimated $27.5 million in additional spending is estimated to have been generated across the State through last year’s scheme, and we expect this latest round to be just as successful, providing vital support for the industry at a challenging time.
 
“Of last year’s additional spending, at least 25 per cent was spent on food and beverages at local cafes, bars and restaurants, so we are very confident that that the hospitality industry will also benefit significantly from this latest round.”
 
“I encourage Tasmanians to register your interest between 5 and 9th of August, and if you are successful, make sure you get out and about and experience all our wonderful State has to offer.”
 
A website will be launched next week with more information on the program, including full terms and conditions. A hotline will also be available when registrations for the ballot open for those who cannot access the internet.

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