Sicily Has Promised To Pay Tourists 50% Of The Cost Of Air Tickets After The End Of The Pandemic
The Sicilian authorities will pay tourists half of the cost of air tickets, as well as part of the hotel bill as part of a strategy to restore tourism on the island after the end of the coronavirus pandemic, the Daily Mail reports.
According to the newspaper, according to the new strategy for tourism development on the island, the regional authorities are ready to pay 50% of the cost of air tickets, as well as every third night in the accommodation facility.
In addition, it is claimed that tourists will receive free tickets to museums and archaeological sites. Vouchers with offers will be available on the Visit Sicily website.
According to the newspaper, the Sicilian authorities are ready to spend 50 million euros on this program, while the tourism industry lost about 1 billion euros in March and April.
In Italy, 13% of GDP is accounted for by tourism, and the country is already looking for ways to restart the industry after a phased exit from quarantine, scheduled for May 4. Among the measures proposed by the regional tourism offices, is social distancing on the beaches.
Italy is one of the most epidemiologically unfavorable countries. It ranks second in the number of deaths of patients with coronavirus after the United States.