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Holiday voucher boost for north-east businesses launched


By Alan Beresford

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NORTH-east businesses are being encouraged to participate in a new holiday voucher scheme.

MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast Karen Adam.
MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast Karen Adam.

Administered on behalf of the Scottish Government, the ScotSpirit Holiday Voucher Scheme will deliver £1.4 million worth of funding to be delivered by December 2022, and support tourism businesses to recover from the pandemic by stimulating the demand for off-peak domestic breaks and day visits.

Karen Adam, theSNP MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, is urging local businesses, including bed and breakfasts, guest houses, hotels, hostels, camping parks and visitor attractions, to participate in the scheme.

She is also urging her constituents to check if they are eligible for the ScotSpirit Holiday Voucher Scheme, which aims to provide a subsidised break for those most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ms Adam said: “Local businesses who sign up to the scheme will not only benefit through financial reimbursement, their participation and contribution is vital in creating a more inclusive and responsible tourism industry, highlighting the best that Banffshire and Buchan Coast has to offer.

“There are a lot of people in Banffshire and Buchan Coast who may qualify for this funding, it is there to use for people to make the best use of it.”


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