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The Great State Vouchers have been a welcome relief for accomodation businesses and have in turn allowed guests to pick up a bargain.
As Premier Steven Marshall puts it, “it’s a win for travellers, it’s a win for our tourism operators, and it’s a win for local jobs.”
Now, the third round of vouchers has been announced, with an electronic, randomised ballot doling out tourism experiences from the 21 – 23 of April.
Lucky recipients can secure a $50, $100 or $200 voucher, giving consumers across South Australia a range of options to book––from shark cage diving to hosted wine tours––for a discounted cost.
Round two of the Great State Voucher was incredibly popular with 75,000 vouchers snapped up in just 39 minutes, so expect something similar this round.
Hosted experiences such as swimming with sealions, helicopter and mountain bike tours, and guided food and wine trails are expected to be available for the voucher discount.
Consumers will see added functionalities in the SATC’s website to improve the user experience – including being able to ‘filter’ by experience theme (e.g. wildlife or food and wine) and being able to view the operator’s availability and book within the platform.
The ballot details come following an expression of interest sent this week from the South Australian Tourism Commission to more than 500 South Australian tour and experience operators, as well as to key industry partners to share with their networks.
The full list of participating businesses will be available soon.
SATC chief executive Rodney Harrex said the agency has listened to industry and to the feedback from previous voucher rounds in developing this voucher iteration.
“This latest round of vouchers will see locals spending up on tours and experiences which they might otherwise have overlooked while holidaying in their home state,” Harrex says.
Consumers will be able to enter the ballot at southaustralia.com/voucher at any time from 9am ACST on Wednesday 21 April 2021 until 10pm ACST on Friday 23 April 2021. They will need to nominate their preference for a voucher type.
The $50 or $100 voucher will see consumers go into the draw to win either: (a) a major prize of one $100 voucher; or (b) a minor prize of one $50 voucher).
The other option is a $200 voucher which is for overnight or multi-day tours only.
Vouchers can be used only on participating hosted tours and experiences of an equal or higher value.
This means: $50 vouchers can be applied to all experiences listed in the program, $100 vouchers can be applied to experiences valued at $100 or more and $200 vouchers can be applied to multi-day experiences only.
Bookings can be made following the Anzac Day long weekend, from 9am on Tuesday, 27 April until 11.59pm on Sunday, 23 May.
The travel period runs from Tuesday 27 April 2021 until Saturday 31 July 2021 (inclusive) and is bookable seven days a week including Saturdays and during the July school holidays.