An Italian island will pay you to travel there, once isolation is over

If you've spent your lockdown days dreaming of a European island getaway, you’re definitely going to want to add this destination to your post-iso travel bucket list. 

Sicily is offering to pay for half of your airfare, a third of your accommodation and waive fees to museums and historic sites if you book a holiday to the region.

Announcing the offer on the country’s tourism website, Sicily is hoping travellers will return to the island’s popular towns of Taormina, Palermo and Catania.

And they want you to stay a while, offering to pay for every third night you stay on the island.

In a bid to revive it’s ravaged tourist industry, the government has launched a huge $54 million budget to help rebuild the small island’s reputation and entice visitors back to the area. 

And the country needs all the help it can get. Italy was one of the hardest hit countries of Covid-19, becoming Europe’s hotspot for the pandemic.

The country’s tourism industry has taken a hard hit, losing $1.2 billion between March and April.

The new travel vouchers come as the Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte starts to lift some quarantine measures and make plans to reopen the country with lockdown set to be lifted on May 4.

So, once we see travel return to normal it might be time to say Ciao to Sicily and endless bowls of Italian pasta!

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