The Explore NB Travel Incentive Program: New Brunswick to Offer Rebates for Travel Within the Province This Summer

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The New Brunswick government will be offering rebates to encourage residents to vacation close to home this summer.

The Explore NB Travel Incentive program will provide a 20 per cent rebate on eligible expenses made during a vacation that includes a paid overnight stay in the province between July 15 and Sept. 30.

Tourism Minister Bruce Fitch says the program was created to stimulate a tourism industry suffering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He says the rebate will encourage travel within the province and support businesses when they need it the most.

Fitch says the incentive program will also benefit the culture and heritage sectors.

Eligible expenses include accommodations, food and drink, activities, vehicle rentals, ferries and parking.

Categories of eligible expenses in New Brunswick:

– – Eligible Expenses

  • accommodations (such as hotels, motels, inns, B&Bs and campsites);
  • food and drink (such as restaurants and food trucks);
  • activities (such as entrance fees to attractions, museums, art galleries, cultural events and outdoor adventure activities); and
    travel (such as vehicle rentals, ferries and parking).
  • Residents may apply for the 20 per cent rebate on eligible expenses up to $1,000.

Who is Eligible for Travel Rebates – Explore NB Travel Incentive Program

  • Adults (aged 19 or over) who are permanent residents of New Brunswick;
  • have valid, original and detailed receipts from registered New Brunswick businesses; and
  • have a paid overnight stay at a New Brunswick accommodation.

Applications for the Explore NB Travel Incentive Program will be available online and must be submitted between Oct. 1-30.

— With Files From The Canadian Press

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    1. James George

      Good morning,
      My family and me are temporary residents to NB (Post study Work permit) living and working at Fredericton. We are willing to visit other places of New Brunswick as a tourist.
      Are we allowed to apply for the Explore NB Travel Incentive Program, for B&B and Airbnb stays?
      Thank you,

      James George

      August 17, 2020 at 7:17 PM

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