For domestic vacations, a new rail pass has been introduced.
The government has stated that a new rail pass for domestic vacationers would be introduced later this year to help accelerate the recovery of domestic tourism.
It will be similar to the BritRail pass, which allows overseas travellers to travel across Britain by train for as long as they want within their designated zones.
According to retailer Trainline, such passes, which also provide discounted entrance to tourism attractions, range in price from £96 for two consecutive days to £568 for a month.
I encourage everyone to rediscover the wonderful travel opportunities available in the United Kingdom.
Between September 2021 and March 2022, National Lottery players will be able to claim certificates that may be redeemed at tourist destinations across the UK as part of the Tourism Recovery Plan, which is worth £10 million.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) stated that this aims to encourage travels outside of the main summer season.
The train pass and lottery vouchers will be announced in more detail at a later date.
Domestic and inbound tourism are expected to return to pre-pandemic levels by 2022 and 2023, respectively, which is at least a year earlier than other predictions.
“The Tourism Recovery Plan is our plan for how the sector can recover better from the epidemic, even sooner than forecasts predict,” Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston said.
“I know the tourist sector, particularly in our cities, has had a difficult year, but I know they are ready to welcome visitors back, and I encourage everyone to rediscover the UK’s outstanding tourism offer.”
“The UK Government’s Tourism Recovery Plan is a welcome and important step on the industry’s road to recovery, recognizing the economic potential of the sector, setting out a clear policy direction for the future, and outlining the ambitions for domestic and international tourism,” said Sir Patrick McLoughlin, chairman of tourism authority VisitBritain.
A sustainable tourism plan will be prepared to evaluate methods to reduce tourism’s environmental impact while combining community needs with economic rewards.
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