Sicily island in south Italy will pay half the price of tourists’ flights in a bid to lure back holidaymakers after the coronavirus lockdown.

The regional government will also pay one in every three of their hotel nights and all their tickets for museums and archaeological sites.
A €50 million budget will pay for the scheme after coronavirus robbed the industry of around €1 billion in March and April.  The vouchers will be made available on the island’s tourism website, according to The Times.
In Italy 13 percent of the GDP comes from tourism and the country is already planning ways to reboot the sector when lockdown ends on May 4.

Deaths from coronavirus in Italy climbed by 464 yesterday, but the daily tally of new infections declined to 2,646 from 3,370 on Wednesday.

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