Alberta NDP Calls For In-Province Travel Rebate to Boost Tourism

A rebate for Albertans who take their summer vacations within the province could be a vital boost for Alberta’s struggling tourism industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Opposition NDP say. NDP Leader Rachel Notley called on the UCP government to introduce the tourism voucher, which would allow families to obtain a one-time, 20 per cent rebate on travel costs. The program would cost about $30 million if introduced in Alberta, the NDP estimated. Notley said she believed Albertans are looking to their own backyard for vacations, rather than heading to tropical destinations. Similar initiatives have already been introduced in other provinces.

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