Holiday at Home – how to claim back 50% off a holiday in NI – Belfast Live

Details on Northern Ireland’s Holiday at Home scheme are being finalised.

The scheme is designed to help boost the tourism industry following the coronavirus pandemic, by allowing visitors to claim back a percentage of their spend on accommodation and attractions in Northern Ireland after their visit.

It will allow Northern Ireland households to claim back 50% off a stay of two nights or more in certified accommodation, up to the value of £100.

Vouchers will also be issued, offering 50% off visits to attractions or tourism experience providers, up to the value of £20.

But the scheme will differ to the recently announced High Street Voucher Scheme.

A spokeswoman for Tourism NI, who are looking after the scheme, told Belfast Live: “The details of the Holiday at Home scheme are being finalised with the Department for the Economy with the aim of supporting the tourism and hospitality sector through the off peak season.

“Unlike the High Street Voucher Scheme, Holiday at Home will be a cashback scheme, with applicants registering for a cashback voucher and then claiming back a percentage of their spend on accommodation and attractions in Northern Ireland after their visit.”

As opposed to the High Street Voucher Scheme, which is a £100 voucher that can be applied for by all those over the age of 18 in Northern Ireland, the Holiday at Home Voucher Scheme can only be applied for by households on a first-come first-served basis.

Each household in the region can apply for one type of each voucher, which can then be claimed back by uploading their receipt and voucher details online.

Earlier this year, the Department for Economy said the Holiday at Home Voucher would be launched in the autumn to drive demand after the peak summer season.

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