The Victorian government is giving away up to 120,000 $200 travel vouchers to encourage residents to visit regional areas.
On Wednesday, Premier Daniel Andrews announced a $465 million Victorian Tourism Recovery Package to help stimulate the economy.
Part of the package includes a $28 million voucher initiative to get people travelling to regional Victoria.
Victorians will be eligible to apply for the travel voucher provided they spend at least $400 on accommodation, attractions or tours in regional areas.
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Mr Andrews is hopeful that will facilitate regional holidays and help small businesses struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“There’s never been a more important time to make an investment of this nature,” Mr Andrews said.
“Whether it’s a day trip with the family or a tour along our stunning coast, we’re helping more people get out and enjoy the best Victoria has to offer.”
The travel voucher scheme is due to start in December this year – just in time for the Christmas break.
The Tourism Recovery Package will also feature $149 million to build new accommodation and improve tourist trails.
The government said it will also set up a $150 million Regional Tourism Investment Fund. They will also invest $58 million to help market the state nationally.
This comes after, the New South Wales government announced they were gifting residents $100 vouchers to spend on dining and entertainment.