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Luxury Escapes unveils $200m vaccine incentive to reopen Australia to the world

After almost 18 months of being grounded, Australians are more eager than ever to explore the world again.

But, with few Aussies having natural immunity to COVID-19, vaccinations remain essential to borders reopening and quarantine-free international travel resuming.

To help Australia get vaccinated, Luxury Escapes has announced it will give away $200 million in travel vouchers.

The Melbourne-based online travel company is offering a $200 Luxury Escapes voucher towards international travel for the first one million Aussies who have commenced their COVID-19 vaccination program prior to 30 September.

In a recent Luxury Escapes survey, 80 per cent of Aussies said overseas travel was the number one reason for getting vaccinated.

Once vaccinated, 87 per cent of Aussies say they would like to travel overseas, with 83 per cent saying they believe vaccination is important in order for this to happen.

When it comes to the number one international destination Aussies are pining for, there are many, but according to the survey, the top choice was the UK, followed by Bali and then Singapore.

Adam Schwab, co-founder and CEO of Luxury Escapes, said: “Australians are among the keenest travellers in the world, exploring the globe is in our DNA.

“The fact that our customers have been unable to get out there and do what they do best is something many of us are really missing in our lives.

“At Luxury Escapes, we recognise the crucial role the vaccines will play in ensuring borders open so Aussies can travel again.

“We hope that giving away $200 million in incentives to Australians who are getting vaccinated will give our vaccine rollout a massive boost and inspire other businesses to follow suit.”


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