Queenslanders will be paid to take a holiday, thanks to an exciting tourism voucher scheme by the State Government.
The Premier has confirmed a total of 15,000 vouchers worth $200 will be offered in a bid to encourage Queenslanders to explore the state’s far north and boost tourism.
“15,000 travel vouchers worth up to $200 are up for grabs for Queenslanders to discover Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
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The vouchers will give Queenslanders a 50% discount on eligible tourism attractions, to the value of $200.
The State Government says the joint initiative with Tourism Tropical North Queensland will ease the pressure on the struggling region, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.
“Tourism has taken a hit during the pandemic, and those who depend on international visitors have been doing it particularly tough – especially up north,” the Premier said.
“So if you’ve ever wanted to visit Tropical North Queensland, now’s the time – Queensland is the place to be!”
Queenslanders will have three days to apply for a “special voucher code” to spend on tourism experiences in the Tropical North from tomorrow.
If successful, it’s hoped the scheme will be rolled out across the rest of the state.
BREAKING: 15,000 travel vouchers worth up to $200 are up for grabs for Queenslanders to discover Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) March 6, 2021