The global pandemic has hit many popular holiday destinations hard by closing borders and grounding flights. Now that a few countries are beginning to reopen for tourists, they are hoping to lure visitors back with discounts, and even by offering a partially paid-for holiday.
This is primarily because tourists may be concerned over the cost since the dropping demand means that airlines and hotels will need to make all the money they can, once they’re allowed to reopen.
Hence, in order to encourage tourism, a few countries are luring people to pick them for their first post-lockdown holiday, and are trying to entice travellers with wonderful contests and incredible deals, including paying for flights and hotels, covering the cost of attractions and many more.
Located off the south of Italy, the beautiful Italian island is a place many of us will want to go in our lifetime. In an attempt to lure foreign visitors back to the island, Sicily is offering a one night cover for every three nights you stay at a hotel, along with the museum and archaeological entry tickets. They are also contemplating to pay for half of your plane ticket fare.
Not your obvious holiday destination, but when the Japanese government tells you that they may pay for half of your plane ticket to get travellers to return, you must pay attention.
Further incentives are also being considered like subsidising other travel expenses in the country.
According to local media, hotels in the popular resort of Cancun are set to offer Brits two nights free for every two paid nights, as well as the possibility of plane ticket price reductions or refunds. They have also discussed social media competitions, where winners can earn a lifetime travel certificate to Cancun.
While the government here is not paying anyone for their holiday, they are offering free beaches, as well as the amenities such as sun loungers and umbrellas that will incentivise families to return by helping them to save money.
Cyprus is opening up to tourists from various countries in stages and they have offered a rather bizarre ‘financial incentive’ that suggests that anybody who tests positive for coronavirus after travelling there could have the cost of their trip covered. This will give travellers financial assurances should they come down with any symptoms when visiting.
So, what would be your ideal vacation post-lockdown?
Are you already planning on visiting any of these exotic locations?
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