With tourism making up 13% of Italy's GDP, the country has faced an estimated $1.2 billion loss to its tourism industry since it shut down on March 10. Autumn would be the prime time to visit and the tourism industry officials have been working hard to find ways to rebuild the sector. Sicily has lost upwards of €1 billion in tourism-related revenue and so as to attract visitors back when end of the pandemic arrives, the national government with the collaboration of local tourism authorities proposed a plan that would cost to the island 50 million euros.
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The italian island is offering to pay a percentage of your travel costs to visit the place. It will cover half of the flight and a third of the hotel expenses, with additional free tickets to museums and archaeological sites. More specifically, for every three nights, the visitor will be offered one free. The free night will be financed by the region’s tourism department.
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You’ll need to visit the Sicily’s official tourism website to nab the discount vouchers which are expected to be released soon after the country reopens its borders. In addition to these attractive economic incentives, the island of Sicily has to offer great views, beautiful sandy beaches, many historical and cultural monuments and of course the delicious traditional food.