How to get one of Victoria’s $200 regional travel vouchers today
The first of the Andrews government’s 120,000 regional travel vouchers to help kickstart the state’s tourism industry after COVID-19 will be available today.
Applications for the $200 vouchers were set open at 10am, with 40,000 vouchers set to be released for use in regional Victoria from December 12 to January 22.
To apply for a voucher visit: business.vic.gov.au/travelvouchers from 10am on Friday.
But the voucher launch has been plagued by technology problems, with the Business Victoria website crashing.
Some 3AW listeners have reported a ‘500 Internal Server Error’, while for others, no ‘apply now’ button appears on the page.
Vouchers will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis.
Those who receive travel vouchers can only redeem them after they have travelled.
Only over-18s are eligible for the vouchers, and Victorians must spend at least $400 on accommodation, experiences or tours in regional Victoria to be eligible.
Chief Executive of the Victoria Tourism Industry Council, Felicia Mariani, this morning urged those who are hoping to nab one to get in quick.
“Jump on early and make sure you don’t miss out,” she told Stephen Quartermain and Tony Leonard, filling in for Ross and Russel.
“We do firmly believe … that there will be a big rush.”
Another 40,000 vouchers will become available on January 20, and may be redeemed for travel from January 27 to April 1, and the final allotment of vouchers will be released on March 30 for use from April 6 to May 31.
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