From today, at 12.00 hours, Canarian residents will be able to opt for the tourist voucher that the Government of the Canary Islands has launched this summer to encourage inland tourism. The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, through the public company Canary Islands Tourism Promotur, announced yesterday that the registration period is open for residents of the eight Islands to sign up for the draw for one of the two modalities of the We Are Fortunate Tourist Bonds.
Up to 50,000 Canarian residents will be able to obtain one of the two types of vouchers, those for accommodation and those for travel agencies, which will materialize in prepaid cards endowed with 200 euros that can be enjoyed until the end of the year.
The Minister of Tourism, Yaiza Castilla, invited citizens to join this strategy, which aims to encourage domestic tourism consumption. “We believe that Canarian tourism should and can play an important role this summer, because it is a market that is recovering faster than the others and because, as a result of the pandemic, the general motivation is to favor a nearby vacation, safe and reliable ”, he assured.
Residents who want to participate in the raffle will be able to register from 12 noon today until Monday, the 12th, on the page www.somosafortunados.com. In the form that you will find, you must choose the type of voucher you choose and include your personal data, as well as decide if you want the virtual card, which is generated automatically and which can be available in a few days, or the card physical, which takes more time to produce and ship, so it can take weeks to receive.
On the 15th of this month the list of winners will be published, after a draw before a notary public, and from the receipt of the virtual or physical voucher, it may begin to be consumed both in the accommodation establishments and in the Canary Islands travel agencies that are have adhered.
The tourist voucher to consume in the accommodation will have a charge of 200 euros to which the beneficiary will have to contribute another 200 more. Regarding the travel agency vouchers, these will also have a charge of 200 euros, to which the Canarian resident will not have to contribute any economic amount and will have to be used to hire a vacation package that entails a minimum stay of four nights in summer season (between July and September) or a minimum stay of two nights between October and December. In just ten days, 777 companies from the Islands have already joined the campaign, of which 634 are accommodation and 143 are travel agencies.
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