Storm-ravaged tourism businesses on the Gold Coast will receive a further $2.5 million in support funding from the Queensland government. 50,000 vouchers, each worth $50 will be available for use at Gold Coast tourism businesses.
Some tourism businesses are still closed due to damage caused during the deadly Christmas and Boxing Day storms. Deadly storms battered south-east Queensland on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, claiming seven lives and leaving tens of thousands of homes and businesses without power. Tourism attractions across the region were heavily impacted, with some still closed due to the storm damage.
Premier Steven Miles has announced that 50,000 vouchers, each worth $50, would go on offer to stimulate the Gold Coast’s tourism economy.
How do the vouchers work?
If you spend $50 on a day tour or attraction taking part in the scheme you will receive an extra $50 credit. It means a $100 experience will put you out of pocket by $50.
Tourism and Events Queensland chief executive Patricia O’Callaghan said vouchers had been proven as a way of helping tourism businesses across the state during the COVID pandemic. She said they had proven benefits in the short- and long-term.
How do I get a tourism voucher?
Premier Steven Miles said south-east Queenslanders could access one of the 50,000 vouchers through the GC Summer FUNds website but it is yet to go live.
The vouchers, when you can sign up, will be available for use until the end of March.
For more information about the stimulus, visit the Queensland Government website.
If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, please contact the team at MGI South Qld.