Register in SA's Great State Voucher third round ballot

REGISTER: Public urged to register in the third round of SA's popular Great State Voucher program, which opens April 21. Photo: Shutterstock
REGISTER: Public urged to register in the third round of SA's popular Great State Voucher program, which opens April 21. Photo: Shutterstock

The third round of SA's Great State Voucher program begins this week, with close to 250 operators across the state signed up to provide the public an array of engaging SA experiences.

This time the allocation process has moved to a ballot system, meaning from 9am Wednesday, April 21 to 10pm, Friday April 23, the public can register to secure a $50, $100 or $200 voucher.

Importantly, the popular initiative works to showcase some of the best of South Australia's most eclectic, innovative and iconic tourism operators, including those dotted in the country SA.

Regional experiences include shark cage diving, swimming with sea lions, multi-day tours of the Murray River or the Outback, snorkelling, stand-up paddle boarding, gin making, wine masterclasses or cooking schools.

SA Tourism Commission CE Rodney Harrex shared how the two previous voucher rounds in SA resulted in a significant impact on tourism operators.

"Our focus this time is on hosted tour and experience operators - a sector that has been hit particularly hard by the downturn in international and interstate visitation," he explained.

Our focus this time is on hosted tour and experience operators - a sector that has been hit particularly hard by the downturn in international and interstate visitation.

SA Tourism Commission CE Rodney Harrex

The two previous voucher rounds targeted accommodation across SA - which resulted in more than 62,000 room night bookings created and a flow-on of more than $32 million spent in the state's visitor economy.

"We are giving South Australians the chance to experience SA like they never have before - to tell their friends and get even more people booking up with local tour and experience operators," Mr Harrex said.

"I want to thank all of the participating operators, and I hope this - our latest targeted stimulus package - drives positive outcomes for your business."

For further details and a list of experiences visit southaustralia.com/voucher.

This story Great state voucher ballot opens Wednesday first appeared on The Murray Valley Standard.