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Sicily Will Literally Pay You to Come Visit After Coronavirus

The regional government will also provide tourists with vouchers for a number of cultural and heritage activities around the island.
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It's going to be a tough couple of months for the global tourism industry, so much so that heavy-traffic tourist destinations have started getting creative and campaigning to lure people.

Sicily, for one, is skipping catchy jingles and other advertising techniques by going straight to the point with money. The Italian island is straight-up paying half of your flight, as well as hotel costs just for you to visit.

Now, that sounds good already but it isn't even half of the whole deal. For every three nights, you'll get one free stay at a hotel. The regional government will also provide tourists with vouchers for a number of cultural and heritage activities around the island.

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Sicily's councilor for Tourism Manlio Messina is so serious about the whole thing that he's prepared a €50 million fund for the discounts and giveaways. More details will be available on Visit Sicily once the borders are lifted. Interested? You'd better act fast as there will only be 400,000 vouchers up for grabs.

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Would you take up this offer?

Only once everything is REALLY under control.

I think I'll hold off on traveling for the foreseeable future.

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As of this writing, the pandemic has stabilized in Sicily. The Sicilian Region reported fewer hospitalizations on May 4, but the region remains a protected area with severe nationwide limits on travel. 

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Paolo Chua
Paolo Chua is the Associate Style Editor of Esquire Philippines.
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