Regional tourism on Crown land holiday parks is reporting a boost with three voucher schemes for accommodation bookings and recreation activities supporting families to take breaks.
Reflections Holiday Parks operates 37 holiday parks and 43 community reserves on Crown land throughout NSW and reinvests profits back into the parks which are located in some of the state's most pristine locations.
More than 113 families have so far redeemed discounts in February through the ‘Parents NSW’ voucher scheme, which offers up to $250 in holiday accommodation relief.
The ‘Stay NSW’ initiative also provides NSW residents aged 18 with a $50 voucher to use towards the cost of accommodation bookings to help support accommodation providers impacted by COVID-19.
Also, a ‘Discover NSW’ initiative offers three $25 vouchers for recreational activities, allowing families to purchase Reflections holiday parks day passes for family picnics, fishing and access to dams up to three times bigger than Sydney Harbour.
To support communities, Reflections has discounted its day passes to provide two passes instead of one for those using Discover NSW vouchers.
Since December 2021, 325 families have visited Reflections' reserves by accessing their ‘Discover NSW’ vouchers.
“The ongoing pandemic has affected many families and the immediate uptake of these booking vouchers shows how welcome the opportunity to experience a change of scenery is for many families,” Reflections Holiday Parks Group Manager Operations Cameron Tynan said.
“We are expecting to see more and more people using them to book with us in the lead up to the Easter School Holidays and beyond.
“Tourism is the lifeblood of many regional communities whose businesses are supported by park guests exploring nearby townships and spending money on food, activities and attractions.”