NSW Hosting $ 50 Covid-19 Recovery Vouchers


Each adult in NSW will receive another cash voucher, but this time to spend on vacation accommodation.

Residents of NSW will receive a $ 50 voucher to spend on accommodation as the government attempts to get the state’s tourism industry back on track.

Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet said the Stay and Rediscover vouchers would work like the Dine and Discover program, except the vouchers can only be spent on accommodation, including hotels, trailer parks and camping grounds. camping.

“We have some of the best tourism opportunities, the best hotels in the world, and you want people to come out to support the companies that have put in the effort,” he said.

“The tourism and accommodation industry has been through a very difficult 12-18 month period (but)… there is a long way to go.

“We need to make the investments here in our state, it’s going to boost our economy as we go through this pandemic. “

The move is part of a major tourism stimulus package worth more than $ 500 million.

The program is currently being piloted and will launch statewide in March and all adults are eligible for the voucher.

Unrestricted travel between Greater Sydney and the regions may resume on November 1.

This follows an announcement made last week when Mr Perrottet said adults in NSW will also get two more $ 25 Dine and Discover vouchers in time for the summer vacation.

Mr Perrottet also revealed that the government will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to rekindle events and help get commercial airlines to resume flights to Sydney.

“We are also making a very strong statement to global airlines that we want you to come back to Sydney,” said Treasurer Matt Kean.

“We are going to be aggressively in the market making sure that the airlines that have sent routes to other cities come back to Sydney when we reopen as a nation.”

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