These Countries will Pay Travellers to Visit them Through Subsidies

These Countries will Pay Travellers to Visit them Through Subsidies
Silicy joins the list of places that will subsidise your travel costs, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

To travel has never been cheaper as countries tempt tourists with lucrative financial incentives

Malvika Dangwal
October 21 , 2020
02 Min Read

At present, India has air bubbles with 18 countries under its Vande Bharata Mission, and the list keeps growing.

International travel to and from India is restricted solely to these air bubbles as the dry spell in international travel further impacts the economy. As the world reopens tourism sectors, countries are vying to tempt tourists with subsidies, discounts and vouchers. This much needed push will re-boost the tourism industry after a recess of almost six months.


The MaldivesBorderMiles program, set to be launched in December, will reward tourists for the duration and frequency of their visit to the country. These travel points can be used to avail exclusive benefits and privileges during your stay.

The Go-To Travel Tourism Program of Japan will encourage domestic tourism by subsiding 35% of travel costs. Coupons will be provided as a refund on the costs. These coupons can be used to collect souvenirs or to experience local delicacies. This symbiotic incentive will boost travel demand and also help local businesses to revive.

The Explore NB Travel Incentive Program of Canada will run through the month of October. It will provide upto a 1,000 dollars as a part of the 20% rebate on travel costs. 

 BULGARIABulgaria offers free access to beaches and sun loungers in a bid to attract touristsA perfect destination for low budget European travel, Bulgaria is now even more tempting to visit with the government providing free access to the beaches. The sun loungers, sun beds, and even the tables at the beaches are among the facilities that will be made available to the visitors for free.

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Once in the headlines for the high number of Covid cases, Italy is now making the news for its quick recovery. The country is seriously wooing tourists with discounted air fares to bonus nights in hotels. Heavily dependent on tourism for its economy, Sicily will reimburse half the price paid by tourists for an air ticket. While entry to several museums and tourist destinations has been made free. For every three nights spent in Sicily, the hotel will pay you a refund on one night. Read more here.

VisitBritain, the banner of the British Tourist Authority, is offering a list of never-heard-before incentives to keep the spirit of travel alive even as the nation suffers with some of the worst counts of corona cases worldwide. In fact, the UK might soon be paying British citizens to stay home and holiday.

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