Following in the steps of fellow states Victoria and South Australia, and, well, itself, Queensland is set to release another 30,000 tourism vouchers. Worth $100 each, the campaign is aimed at boosting the tourism sector — which, as we all know, has taken a hit thanks to COVID.
Like the vouchers that were (very) recently announced for the Whitsundays, these vouchers also pertain to specific locations. This time, the gift is aiming to get residents spending on tourism experiences within the city’s greater region — we’re talking Brisbane City, Scenic Rim, Moreton Bay, Redlands Coast, Somerset, Logan and Ipswich.
You know, just a few of the areas that were locked down in prime holidaying time, prior to the Easter long weekend, thanks to a COVID outbreak.
According to news.com.au, the voucher covers 50% of the cost of eligible experiences, up to the value of $100. We’re talking accommodation, guided tours, day spas, scenic lights, zoos, adventure experiences…
Oh, and if you missed out on the first round of Whitsundays vouchers, don’t fret! An additional 6,000 vouchers — worth $200, this time — have been announced. This one’s for Queenslanders in the region, who, starting May 4, will be able to claim a voucher from visitor information centres and local hotels. Like the other vouchers, they can be used to claim 50% off any eligible tourism experience booked.
Sorry to those out of state who were keen on booking a quick flight to Queensland — this one is for Queensland residents only. The draw to win one of these 30,000 vouchers opened at midday today, April 27.
Don’t freak out if you’ve calculated just how many hours have passed since then — the draw runs until midday Friday.
As for the Sunshine State locals who are keen to enter? First, make sure you’re over the age of 18 and then you can enter the draw by visiting queensland.com.
And if you’re lucky enough to claim one, make sure to redeem them between May 6 and August 15 — yes, of this year.