Massive tourist boost for Australia with half-price flights up for grabs.

Australia’s airlines, hotels and caravan parks, restaurants and bars, travel agents and tourism operators are set for a rush of hundreds of thousands of tourists as part of a new $1.2 billion support package from the Federal government.

The Federal government will offer 800,000 half-price flights in billion-dollar tourism boost.

“This is our ticket to recovery – 800,000 half-price airfares to get Australians travelling and supporting tourism operators, businesses, travel agents and airlines who continue to do it tough through COVID-19, while our international borders remain closed,” the Prime Minister said.

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The half-price ticket program will initially operate to 13 key regions including;

As you may notice from the above list, the only WA destination to feature is Broome, with our biggest regional tourism drawcard, Margaret River being left out.

Flights, routes and the total number of tickets will be driven by demand and are subject to final discussions with the airlines.

The discounts will be off the average fare and will be available on airline websites from 1 April.

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To book a flight, people simply have to log onto major airline websites, including Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin, from April 1.

Other smaller operators may opt in on the serviced routes chosen by the government, but they must have been running the route for at least two years.

So where next? For Australia travel inspiration visit sowherenext.com.au.

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