$100 Hotel Vouchers Coming to NSW
Continuing in its efforts to bring some of our flailing industries back from the heartbreak of COVID-19, the NSW government has announced a whopping $51.5 million stimulus package to funnel a much-needed cash injection into the state's entertainment, accommodation and tourism sectors.
Beginning in June, the new program will see 200,000 vouchers worth $100 each made available for hotel stays in the Sydney CBD. All NSW residents will be able to apply for the voucher, but you'll need to be quick to score your city stay-cay subsidy - they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
“It’s about getting people back in our hotels,” Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres said. He also confirmed that the government expects to broaden the hotel voucher program following the initial 200,000 voucher rollout, expanding into greater Sydney.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian praised the initiative for buoying accommodation providers during the low season and claimed the “new program will be in addition to our other stimulus measures such as the Dine and Discover scheme.”
A commitment of $2 million has also been earmarked for tourism marketing so things are finally looking up for the state's travel sector, and hundreds of thousands of lucky Aussies.
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