Residents of New Brunswick will be able to claim 20% of eligible vacation expenses spent in the province this summer, up to $ 1,000.
This was announced by the provincial government on Wednesday morning.
The government sets out certain conditions: the applicant must be a permanent resident of New Brunswick and the expenses must be made between July 15 and September 30, in addition to including at least one night in tourist accommodation.
The closure of interprovincial borders particularly affected thetourism industry in the province, which foresees a “catastrophic” season. The opening of the Atlantic bubble, just under two weeks ago, fueled hopes, but produced mixed effects until now.
Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Bruce Fitch hopes this initiative will help support businesses that have been hit by efforts to stem the pandemic.
«This program is part of our ongoing efforts to help the tourism, culture and recreation sectors survive, recover and reinvigorate their future during the pandemic.Says Mr. Fitch.
To obtain a refund, the applicant must ensure that they have valid and detailed receipts, specifies the government.