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The stunning holiday destinations that will PAY Australians to travel there

Many idyllic tourist destinations have been off the menu since world went into lockdown to stop the spread of deadly coronavirus.

But as countries start to open up again a number of holiday destinations are looking at ways to entice visitors to their shores. 

Mexico, the United States, Italy and Greece have all come up with ways to tempt Australians back to some of their most famous hotspots.

Here Daily Mail Australia takes a look at some of the best deals on offer.    

Sicily, Italy 

Sicily (pictured) is offering to cover a third of tourists’ hotel expenses and half of their plane tickets 

Italy has been decimated by the loss of tourists since the coronavirus pandemic hit.

For Sicily alone the economic losses are thought to be more than $1.09billion since borders were closed, reported Forbes.

As a result the government is planning to spend €75million (AUD $123million) on initiatives to bring visitors to the autonomous isle.

Some of the ideas floated in the scheme include subsidising accommodation costs. 

The government is also considering covering half the cost of visitors’ air travel and there are reports that some popular tourists sites will ditch their fees. 

Full details will be be released on Sicily’s tourism website when the policy is finalised.

Cancun, Mexico 

Cancun in Mexico (pictured) plan to offer free accommodation to tourists in a bid to increase visitor numbers

Cancun in Mexico (pictured) plan to offer free accommodation to tourists in a bid to increase visitor numbers  

The Spring Break destination has been devastated by the coronavirus with dozens of hotels forced to be closed and the loss of 57,00 jobs across the coastline in only three weeks

The Spring Break destination has been devastated by the coronavirus with dozens of hotels forced to be closed and the loss of 57,00 jobs across the coastline in only three weeks

The Spring Break destination has been devastated by the coronavirus with dozens of hotels forced to be closed and the loss of 57,00 jobs across the coastline in only three weeks.    

In a bid to get tourists back to their shores Cancun is set to launch a holiday package called ‘Come to Cancun x 2’. 

The campaign is being spearheaded by the Cancun Hotel Association to bring tourists to the tropical beaches of Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres and Cancun.

Tourists will be offered two free nights accommodation for two nights paid, and two for one flight deals.

Los Angeles, The United States

A Las Vegas developer has announced plans to give away 1,700 free flights in order to tempt visitors

A Las Vegas developer has announced plans to give away 1,700 free flights in order to tempt visitors 

Sin City has been neglected by tourists since going into lockdown but is ready to welcome them back with open arms.

The strip was described as a ‘ghost town’ after the shut-down, with an estimated 97 per cent drop in visitation in April to only 107,000 vistors according to an AP report. 

One developer, Derek Stevens, has announced he will giveaway 1,700 free flights to Las Vegas from more than 20 major US cities.

The ‘Keeping America Flying initiative is aiming to remind visitors why the city has been named the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’.   

Greece, Europe   

An invitation has been extended by the Greek Prime Minister for Australians to return to the holiday destination. 

The tourism sector which brings in 34 million visitors in 2019 alone, makes up one fifth of the Greek economy, and the Mediterranean nation could plunge into a severe recession without a serious shake up.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced plans to reduce taxes on transport, including flights into the country in an attempt to entice visitors, reported Insider.  

To sweeten the deal, the government has put Australia on a list with 29 other countries whose residents wouldn’t need to undergo a mandatory quarantine period on touching down.  

An invitation has been extended by the Greek Prime Minister for Australians to return to the holiday destination

An invitation has been extended by the Greek Prime Minister for Australians to return to the holiday destination

International travel is still not allowed in Australia, as borders remain closed for any non-essential travel. 

Australian Citizens and permanent residents were controversially forbidden from travelling overseas on March 18 as the pandemic rapidly spread.

The three-month emergency powers were to expire next Wednesday but were on May 15 extended another three months to September 17.

The Greek government has put Australia on a list with 29 other countries whose residents wouldn't need to undergo a mandatory quarantine period on touching down.

The Greek government has put Australia on a list with 29 other countries whose residents wouldn’t need to undergo a mandatory quarantine period on touching down.

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