Thursday, June 13, 2024

Third wave of explore Auckland vouchers

A third wave of Explore Tāmaki Makaurau Vouchers has been released for registered Aucklanders today.

Auckland Unlimited’s Director of Investment and Industry, Pam Ford said Aucklanders had really responded to the offer to enjoy a range of fun experiences following months of lockdowns.

She said 207,000 Aucklanders had now registered for the chance to receive a voucher.

“The programme has already seen more than $3 million injected into Auckland activity and attraction businesses that are now benefitting from a resurgence in bookings and a boost to staff morale,” says Ms Ford.

Andrew Marck, owner of The Fieldhouse batting cage in Pakuranga, is one of the 100 businesses to receive bookings through the programme and says it has been the greatest thing that has happened to his business, and in such a tough time.

“We have just had our busiest week in the ten-year history of The Fieldhouse. We have had so many bookings and had so many happy customers. I could only have dreamed about reaching this many Aucklanders. This initiative has been the best form of marketing that we have ever done and will help to ensure that we continue to serve our customers for many years to come,” says Mr Marck.

A further 50,000 vouchers have been allocated today, and recipients have 14 days to use the voucher to book an experience that takes place before 30 April 2022. Successful voucher recipients are notified by email and those registered are encouraged to check email and spam folders for the notification.

“Vouchers not redeemed go back into the pool for Aucklanders to enjoy. We are working hard to see as many of these vouchers redeemed as possible, and as much of the $9 million in funding for this programme as possible end up with activity and attraction operators,” says Ms Ford.

The vouchers can be used to cover or contribute towards booking eligible experiences on the Explore Tāmaki Makaurau Bookme website. At the red traffic light setting, many activity and attractions operators can open safely with My Vaccine Pass requirements and some restrictions – as outlined by the Ministry of Health.

Aucklanders have until 25 February to register at exploreaucklandnow.co.nz for the chance to receive a $50 (individual) or $100 (family) voucher in the final draw on 1 March 2022.

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