Come one, come all! South Australia is offering $100 hotel vouchers in time for the summer holidays to encourage more people to visit the CBD and the regions.
The program will provide $100 vouchers to use at participating CBD and North Adelaide stays and $50 vouchers are on offer for regional and suburban accommodation.
This is the second round of the Great State Voucher program. The first injected nearly $10 million into the state’s visitor economy and was only on offer for South Australians.
But this time, interstate visitors can benefit from the scheme.
Visitors can use the voucher towards stays between January 7-31, excluding Saturday nights.
The program’s second round will also include smaller operators with five or more rooms; a change from 10 or more in the first round.
More than 800 accommodation providers will have the chance to sign up for the scheme in time for online applications, which open on January 5, 2021.
Premier Steven Marshall said tens of thousands of bookings were created in the first round and sustained jobs within the industry.
“We know the summer holidays are traditionally a peak period for our tourism operators, and we are acting now to give travellers another incentive to visit our world class regions and CBD,” he said.
“The second round of the Great State Voucher program will further bolster tourism businesses right around the state and get more South Australians into jobs.”
The accommodation on offer will range from luxury hotels in the city to cabins in caravan parks.
Brand new properties — like the Majestic M Suites in North Adelaide and EOS by SkyCity on Adelaide’s riverbank — are expected to sign up to the scheme.
The nation’s first Hotel Indigo — a global luxury hotel brand which has 126 locations globally — will open on Gouger St in the CBD just in time for the scheme.
Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets General Manager Thomas Zinn said the company was excited for their launch in February next year.
“The launch of the Great State Voucher program has been a tremendous buoy for South Australia’s travel industry,” he said.
“The volume of uptake is a promising indicator of South Australians’ enthusiasm to get out and explore their backyard again and Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets is thrilled to be a part of it, when we open in February.”
To get your hands on a voucher on January 5, head to southaustralia.com/voucher.