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Adelaide Oval Hotel, Crowne Plaza, Mayfair Hotel and Middleton Beach Huts are just a few of the places that have already signed up to participate in the recently unveiled state government coupon program, affectionately titled The Good Great State.
Great State Vouchers can be used from luxury hotels to cabins in trailer parks – the press release fails to mention motels – and vacationers can get $ 100 off stays at CBD locations and $ 50. for stays in regional and suburban accommodation.
Vouchers can be purchased from Thursday October 15 to Saturday October 31 for stays from October 31 to Friday December 11. Discounts are not applicable for Saturday night stays.
The state government has injected $ 4 million into the program with the aim of boosting the visitor economy and local jobs. In a press release, Premier Steven Marshall said the program would boost our $ 7.8 billion visitor economy and the 40,000 people it employs.
When CityMag asked the Prime Minister’s media advisor why regional destinations only received $ 50 vouchers, versus $ 100 for CBD, we were directed to the Prime Minister’s chat with ABC reporter Radio Adelaide, Ali Clarke, Monday morning.
The state government had seen a “real problem” in the CBD hotel sector due to a lack of interstate and foreign visitors, the prime minister said, but the regions were doing “extremely well.”
Metropolitan and regional hotels could nevertheless benefit from a boost in the middle of the week, hence the exclusion of Saturdays.
The news comes three months after state opposition launched a similar $ 200 tourist voucher program, and nearly a month since Britain ended its Eat Out to Help program. Out. This program offered vouchers that would pay for half of the food and non-alcoholic drinks to support restaurants, coffee bars or pubs affected by the economic impacts of the coronavirus.
Visit the South Australia Tourism Commission website for more information.