The Sicilian government has made a tempting promise.
They are paying half the price of a tourist plane ticket and even a part of the hotel expenses to be able to resume tourism on the island after the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Under the new tourism development strategy in Sicily, which aims to revitalize the sector after the end of the coronavirus pandemic, regional authorities are prepared to pay 50% of airfare costs, as well as every third night at accommodation. In addition, tourists will receive free tickets to museums and archeological sites. Coupons with offers will be available on the site “Visit Sicily”, “wrote in a press release.
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According to Palermo Today, the Sicilian authorities are ready to spend € 50 million on the strategy, while the tourism industry lost around € 1 billion in March and April.
In Italy, 13% of GDP is spent on tourism, and the country is already looking for ways to relaunch the industry after the gradual easing of quarantine on 4 May.top
Italy is one of the epidemiologically disadvantaged countries. Italy is at the top of the list of places in the world where Covid-19 has taken the most lives.