SA's third Great State Voucher program launches in time for winter

IN PLACE: The third SA voucher program will be launched after peak tourism Easter and April school holiday period to boost regions in the quieter months . Photo: Shutterstock
IN PLACE: The third SA voucher program will be launched after peak tourism Easter and April school holiday period to boost regions in the quieter months . Photo: Shutterstock

A new round of travel vouchers targeting hosted tours and experiences across South Australia will be launched after the peak tourism Easter long weekend and April school holiday period.

According to the state government, the voucher initiative will continue to help create jobs and boost a sector hit hard by the downturn in international and interstate visitors.

The third voucher scheme is aimed at travel over the cooler months, bookable seven-days-a-week including Saturdays and the July school holidays to boost the traditionally quieter winter months.

The initiative follows rounds one and two which created over 62,000 room night bookings in SA and a flow-on spending of more than $32 million into the state's visitor economy.

Furthermore, the scheme will provide $50, $100 and $200 vouchers with about 500 operators expected to register their experiences.

Premier Steven Marshall, who this month announced the latest round, said it is a stimulus for tour and experience operators, which will give them a kick-start once JobKeeper ends.

"Expanding the scheme to direct cash-flow into South Australian tour and experience businesses following the busy Easter period and after the JobKeeper subsidy ends is the right support at the right time," he explained.

The premier added that a new process for obtaining a voucher will be carried out to ensure a fair and equitable distribution.

More details will be released for the public after the completion of an Expressions of Interest for operators to participate.

For more information visit www.southaustralia.com/voucher.

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