Revealed: The holiday hotspots that could pay tourists to visit them

Countries hit hard by tourism are looking at ways to get travellers back.
Countries hit hard by tourism are looking at ways to get travellers back. Photo credit: Getty Images

COVID-19 has decimated the global tourism market, but many hotspots are looking ahead to how they can attract people in a post-Coronavirus world. 

Some are looking at discounts, others special offers and a few are even looking at subsidising travel over there. 

Italy 

One of the first countries to be badly hit by COVID-19, the country's tourist sector has been decimated. Italy has some of the world's biggest tourist destinations, including Venice and Rome. According to the World Economic Forum, Italy is looking at a variety of measures to attract tourists back. The island of Sicily has been given a $130 million fund for tourism and among the plans for the money are discount flights and hotel stays for tourists. 

Panoramic blue summer skies over Michelangelo's golden facade of St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican apartments and museums, Bernini's monumental colonnade and the obelisk in Piazza San Pietro, Vatican CIty, Rome, Italy. ProPhoto RGB profile for maximum color fidelity and gamut.
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Mexico 

The popular Caribbean coastal towns of Cancun and Cozumel are a favourite of US students in the spring break. Insider recently reported in an effort to get holidaymakers back, the towns are offering incentives such as free hotel stays for children and offers on local attractions. 

Greece

The popular Mediterranean island usually hosts around 34 million tourists a year, but many of its beaches are currently empty. Insider reported Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is reducing tax on transport and flights into the country in an effort to boost the sector. New Zealand is on a list of countries who can travel to Greece without having to quarantine. 

Revealed: The holiday hotspots that could pay tourists to visit them

Taiwan 

Maybe not on everyone's list for travel but incentives being put forward by the Taiwan government could make it a good time to visit the country. Five measures have been brought in to boost tourism that include two-for-one offers.  

Japan 

Visits to Japan by tourists since COVID-19 hit are down over 90 percent according to the Japanese Times. The government there has put in measure to boost local tourism by subsidising the cost of trips. It is unknown if this will be extended to overseas visitors but the country will be keen to boost tourism, so watch this space. 

Revealed: The holiday hotspots that could pay tourists to visit them
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