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TRAVEL & LEISURE

The NT Government Is Giving Fully Vaxxed Aussies $1000 Discounts on Trips to the Territory

Tourism NT is the first Australian tourism body to offer a vaccine incentive, with the special applying to flights, accommodation, tours and attractions, and vehicle hire.
By Sarah Ward
September 20, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
September 20, 2021
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It's almost that time of year, somehow. Christmas is fast approaching, winter is behind us, both New South Wales and Victoria have announced their plans for transitioning out of lockdown, and you're probably thinking about your summer shenanigans. While we don't know exactly when jetting overseas might become an option again for Australians just yet — other than likely at the 80-percent fully vaxxed rate — many Aussies can still make plans to roam around parts of this country we all call home. Border rules remain in place due to NSW and Victoria's COVID-19 outbreaks; however, for plenty of Australians, a trip to the Northern Territory is not only possible but comes with an extra incentive.

Last year, the NT Government and its tourism body launched the NT Summer Sale campaign, which offered discounts on trips to Australia's Red Centre and Top End. To all of the Northern Territory, actually. This year, it's doing the same, but with two caveats. Firstly, the special is only open to Aussies who've had both their jabs. So, it joins the growing list of offers, giveaways and discounts that reward people who've rolled up their sleeves — and encourage those who haven't yet. It's also the first vaccine incentive by an Australian tourism body.

Secondly, to take advantage of the discount, you'll need to come from a non-hotspot part of the country as deemed by Territory officials. That currently rules out all of NSW and large parts of Victoria — but the 2021–22 NT Summer Sale does run from Friday, October 1, 2021–Thursday, March 31, 2022, so it's possible that Sydney and Melbourne won't be on the NT's hotspot list for that entire period.

What's on offer? For each $1000 you spend up to $5000, you'll receive a $200 discount. It maxes out at $1000 off, but that's still 20 percent off the price.

The discounts are available for a number of things too, covering plenty of essential elements of every holiday. You can use them on flights, accommodation, tours and attractions, and vehicle hire. You will need to both book and travel between that six-month October–March period, though.

The other big stipulation: you'll need to book through one of Tourism NT's campaign partners to score the discount. They include retailers such as Holidays of Australia, Helloworld Travel & Viva Holidays and NT Now.

If you've always been meaning to make the trip — and you've had both Uluru and its incredible Field of Light installation on your must-see list for ages — here's a mighty fine excuse to put those dreams into action.

Border-wise, it's best to keep an eye on the NT Government's coronavirus hub for the current rules — and any future changes,

For further details about the NT Summer Sale campaign — which will be on sale between Friday, October 1, 2021–Thursday, March 31, 2022 for travel within the same period — head to the Tourism NT website.

Top image: Tourism NT, Kyle Hunter and Hayley Anderson.

Published on September 20, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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