Visitors from Victoria and New South Wales traditionally make up 70 per cent of domestic travellers to the Apple Isle, and without that steady stream of tourism, the Tasmanian government has brought in an initiative to boost travel in November and December 2021.

Tourism Tasmania is offering holiday vouchers worth $300 to residents in South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland – $200 of which should be spent on somewhere to sleep and $100 should be spent on things to do while you’re there.

There are 10,000 Tassie Holiday Vouchers on offer, which are strictly for travel between November 4 and December 31 this year. They will be issued via a ballot and successful applicants must then redeem them through the Tassie Holiday Voucher website – so only for accommodation and attractions that are listed as part of the initiative.

Tasmanian businesses have until October 18 to register their accommodation or attractions, and eligible travellers can register for the ballot from October 29.

Currently, all three states have open borders with Tasmania and the program, which is supported by the Australian and Tasmanian governments, is part of a $3.054 million initiative to support the regions and industries financially affected by Covid-19.

The full terms and conditions can be found on Tourism Tasmania’s website. Apply for a voucher via Discover Tasmania.

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