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Only half of the Tasmanian Government travel vouchers redeemed

The Tasmanian Government have announced only a bit over half of the total ‘Make Yourself At Home’ travel vouchers issued in 2020 had been redeemed, with approximately 26,500 redemptions, making up $6.6 million of the $12.5 million budget.

A government spokesperson said “Tasmanians have been very supportive of the Make Yourself At Home Travel Voucher program and the project team are actively processing redemptions submitted over the Christmas period, with the expectation that all redemptions will be finalised in coming weeks.”

“The additional spend generated has been an estimated $27.5 million spend across Tasmania by travel voucher holders, with people spending on average, more than $3 to every voucher dollar.

“Once the scheme is finalised we will discuss options with industry as to the best use of any remaining funds.”

Tourism Industry Council Tasmania chief executive Luke Martin said he hopes the scheme encouraged more Tasmanians to get out and see our state, but acknowledges those who didn’t manage to score a voucher of their own would be disappointed with these figures.

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