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Get Ready For The Biggest Regional Tourism Package Ever Funded

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Holiday makers, photography lovers, people who just like to have fun and explore, Premier Daniel Andrews wants you to help regional Victoria recover by going on a holiday, with a little help from our state government.

Premier Daniel Andrews has announced the biggest regional tourism package that they have ever funded.

This stimulus package (announced yesterday Wednesday November 18 and is similar to the cash bonus that people are getting in New South Wales) is aimed at encouraging travellers to visit regional Victoria and spend now that we have coronavirus "under control".

But apparently, there's a catch.

Even though we can get vouchers worth $200 each to spend in regional Victoria, holidaymakers must spend $400 on accommodation, attractions or tours to qualify.

There will be over 120,000 travel vouchers made available to help cover the cost of accommodation, attractions and tours.

Daniel Andrews would like the scheme up and running by the time the Christmas holidays swings around. 

Millions of dollars will be spent to help boost tourism, infrastructure upgrades, events funding, advertisements and support Victoria's regional towns to get back on their feet.
 
They are also going to help local Aboriginal groups share their stories and history, with funding to help attract tourists to cultural sites and events.
 
The spending initiative will also see:
  • $47.5 million allocated for infrastructure on the Great Ocean Road
  • $18.5 million for Gippsland
  • $3.5 million for 10 'eco-pods' at Cape Conron Coastal Park
  • $15 million to improve the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing trail

There is also support for the Murray River Adventure Trail, facilities at Wilsons Promontory, the Mallee Silo Art Trail, the Brambuk Cultural Centre in Halls Gap and the Ballarat Centre for Photography to provide even more reasons for travellers to come visit Regional Victoria's famous attractions and support local businesses.

And so much more, which you can see on the Premier's official website.

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