Here’s How to Get Your Hands on the $100 Sydney Staycation Vouchers

Photo: Park Hyatt Sydney

Travel news is coming at us fast of late, we’ve had half-price flights, cheap flights to SA, and news of international flights resuming this year, as well as vouchers offered up to explore regional Australia.

Now, the NSW government wants to sling you $100 to stay in Sydney.

The NSW Government has announced plans to give out 200,000 vouchers with a value of $100 each, for use on hotel accommodation in the Sydney CBD and inner city.

The hotel vouchers are part of an ongoing scheme to reignite live music across the state and support jobs in the accommodation, entertainment, and tourism sectors.

“With international, interstate and business travellers virtually non-existent for the past year, the CBD, and in particular the accommodation industry, has done it tough,” NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian during the announcement of the package.

“This new program will be in addition to our other stimulus measures such as the Dine and Discover scheme, and will provide a boost to accommodation providers in what is a traditionally very quiet period.”

There’s little information around the vouchers and how we can all get our hands on them, but it’s probable they’ll be available on a first-come, first-served basis, most likely to be used in the winter months when city tourism is typically quieter.

Whether you use your vouchers for a weekend escape or mid-week workation, that’s up to you.

On top of the vouchers, a further $24 million will be spent on an additional package designed to support live music and the arts.



Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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