Operators urged to sign up for tourism voucher scheme

ACCOMMODATION providers across Scotland are being encouraged to sign up to a new voucher scheme designed to subsidise short breaks for low-income families and unpaid carers.

The ScotSpirit Holiday Voucher Scheme is being administered by VisitScotland on behalf of the Scottish Government.

It will see members of the public able to apply for vouchers which can then be redeemed

for a two-night stay at a participating venue, with the Scottish Government picking up the tab.

Part of the Scottish Government’s £25 million tourism recovery programme, the initiative is open to hotels, B&Bs, hostels, guest houses and visitor attractions across Scotland.

Businesses can find out more at www.visitscotland.org/about-us/what-we-do/working-in-partnership/scotspirit-voucher-scheme

“We’re encouraging as many tourism businesses as possible to be part of the ScotSpirit Holiday Voucher Scheme,” said VisitScotland chief executive, Malcolm Roughead.

“Not only will you generate income for your business but you will also provide long lasting memories for people who don’t often get to experience a holiday.

“Tourism is a force for good – creating economic and social value in every corner of Scotland and enhancing the wellbeing of everyone who experiences it. Tourism makes Scotland richer, economically and socially, and without it Scotland would be a much poorer place.”