Imagine going on holiday and getting paid to do so?
Well, that’s the case for people looking to visit Tasmania as the government on Tuesday announced The Tassie Holiday Voucher program.
The aim is to boost travel from interstate including South Australia, Western Australia, and Queensland through November and December with up to $300 to spend.
Unfortunately, borders remain closed to NSW and Victoria due to coronavirus outbreaks.
Up to 10,000 will be made available through a ballot system. Those who receive one will get $200 to spend on accommodation and $100 to spend on other attractions.
Senator for Tasmania Jonno Duniam said the state “is open for business”.
“There has never been a better time to come down to Tassie, visit some of our incredible natural wonders, and taste some of our fabulous food, wine, and whisky.”
Applications open on October 18.
Successful applicants can redeem their vouchers via the Tassie Holiday Voucher online marketplace.
Premier Peter Gutwein has indicated he won't reopen until all Tasmanians have had the opportunity to be vaccinated against the virus.
He has targeted a 90 per cent fully vaccinated rate by December 1 and says any decision to reopen to mainland states with Covid-19 will still be subject to public health advice.
Tasmania has just one case, a 15-year-old boy who tested positive in Launceston while undergoing home quarantine.
More than 65 per cent of people over 16 in Tasmania are fully vaccinated.
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