The city of Geneva is attracting tourists back by offering them 100CHF ( £84).
Instead of hard cash, they will be giving the tourists a new gift card. This card is valid for a range of hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, and on activities around the city.
However, to avail, the offer guests will have to stay for at least two nights at a participating hotel in order to qualify.
The visitors can spend the money on the gift card with more than 100 partnering businesses. Such as the five-star Mandarin Oriental Genève and Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues, along with 56 other hotels.
Moreover, this gift card is valid in 66 bars and restaurants. It includes Michelin-starred places such as Le Chat-Botté, which combines the Mediterranean, Swiss and French flavours.
Tourist Attractions Covered
This card is valid for a variety of tourist attractions. Such as a Local Flavours Chocolate Tour, the Museum of Far Eastern Art. And Genève-Plage, a large outdoor pool set on the banks of Lake Geneva.
The Geneva Gift Card is valid until 31 December 2020. It is provided to tourists when they check-in at their hotel and only one card is available per room.
The gift card which holds 100CHF ( £84) is not convertible into cash. And the amount left in the card is non-refundable. So the visitors must spend it all by making the most of the city.
As the Alps and Jura mountains surround Geneva, it gives superb views of Mont Blanc, as well as an enviable position on the tip of Lake Geneva.
However, it is not the only destination to launch new initiatives to attract visitors back. As tourism around the world was at a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Spain’s Initiative to Attract Visitors
The Canary Islands is also offering tourists free insurance. Through this coronavirus, related incidents are covered this is an attempt to reassure holidaymakers.
The policy, launched by the Canaries’ Department of Tourism, Industry and Commerce in partnership with insurance firm AXA. It covers Spanish and foreign visitors alike, but they must stay in tourist accommodation (rather than with friends or family).
However, this insurance covers all medical expenses, health repatriation and visitors who want to extend their stays and will quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 while staying on the islands are covered.
“There is no cost to travelers and all are automatically covered,” said a spokesperson for the Spanish Tourist Office.