Sicily Could Pay Tourists to Visit When the Country Reopens
I’m sure many of you are dreaming of your next vacation, once you are able to travel again. But where would your first trip be? A beach anywhere, Asia, Europe? What if you get paid to visit a specific location, would that make your decision easier?
Sicily to Refund 50% of Air Travel for Visitors
As Italy starts reopening, Sicily is looking to attract tourists and hopefully make up some of the lost revenue this year. What better way to do that than offering to pay for half the fare.
Frommers reports that the island has put aside €500 million (about $595 million) to pay for 50% of the cost of airfare for anyone who comes in the first few months that tourism returns. The fund will also pay for one out of every three hotel nights for visitors. The website says that there a form should go up at the Sicily tourism site for visitors to register for these refunds. Additionally, all entry fees to museums and historic sites will be waived during the same period.
Italy will start reopening in the next few days, and travel restrictions will ease up later in May. You won’t be able to travel to Sicily just yet, but keep this offer in mind when you start planning your travels.
Let us know where your first trip will be!