On July 01, 2021, California’s people aged 18 years or more with at least partial vaccination may get vacation packages to LA, San Francisco, Greater Palm Springs or San Diego. Governor Gavin Newsom has disclosed the incentive plan, alongside Visit California, that comes with that giveaway offer per lucky individual.
With regards to tourism, Newsom said that California’s unique communities and varied terrain make the rest of the world wish to have those. When making that statement, Newsom referred to the state’s coastlines, amusement parks, and national forests. With the state expecting to enter a post-epidemic life, Newsom stated that its tourism industry is likely to make a strong return and make it a leader in leisure and hospitality.
He also recommended investing $95 million in California’s tourism because almost 1.5 million jobs in tourism and hospitality industries were lost in the epidemic period. It is estimated that that amount would at least recover 300,000 jobs lost for people from those industries in one year.
Visit California’s CEO and President Caroline Beteta described the vacations as only a small part of what California offers as experiences. With this initiative, California’s travel industry would welcome travelers. Coronavirus disease rates in California are low, so Beteta reckons that this is the right time to visit the US state.
Over the past two weeks, California has made progress with dollar incentives to make individuals get vaccinated. As part of those incentives, it held 30 drawings for vaccinated California inhabitants, plus offered gift vouchers to millions of newly vaccinated people.
When California starts the reopening of its economy, Newsom will draw a group of 10 prizes worth $1.50 million each. It would be a similar move to the earlier lottery-like drawings for $50,000 for Californians.