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New ‘day out’ vouchers to spend on staycations as part of recovery plan – how to get them

With the aim of speeding up the industry’s recovery, the UK has launched a plan to return domestic tourism to pre-pandemic levels by 2022. British holidaymakers will be encouraged to travel by train on their next staycation and will be offered vouchers for popular tourist attractions. 

The rail pass will be similar to the BritRail pass for international visitors, which offers flexible travel and discounted entry to tourist attractions.

The plan came a week after the Office of Rail and Road revealed passenger numbers on Britain’s railways have reached the lowest level in at least 150 years.

Recent data showed that only 388 million journeys were made last year.

This was only 22 percent of the total of 1.739 billion during the previous year and the lowest annual figure dating back to 1872.

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The National Lottery will launch the £10 million voucher scheme to use at tourist attractions across the UK.

The initiative also promised a Sustainable Tourism Plan later this year to look at measures to reduce tourism’s impact on the environment. 

The plan will build on investments already underway such as the England Coast Path. 

The recovery plan showed that before the pandemic, England was on course to hit 100 million domestic trips in 2020. 

Chairman of VisitBritain and VisitEngland, Lord Patrick McLoughlin, described the plan as “an important step on the road to recovery, recognising the economic potential of the sector and setting a clear policy direction”.

“Our spending review bid this year will seek to support the plan’s ambitions,” he said. 

Airbnb general manager for Northern Europe Amanda Cupples added: “Airbnb is preparing for the travel rebound of the century. We want to work with the government to help everyone benefit. 

“We’ve worked with communities across the UK on proposals for a tourism accommodation register and are delighted to see the government take this forward.” 

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This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Travel Feed

Tesco updates Clubcard points as many vouchers to expire within weeks – what to know

Tesco Clubcards allow customers to save while they shop as they earn points on purchases. The supermarket giant has updated expiry dates during the coronavirus crisis.
However, the supermarket giant extended this by six months last Spring, and again in November 2020.

Most recently, points issued in May 2019 have had their end date extended to November 2021.

Vouchers which were due to expire in February 2021 will now last until August this year.

Those due to end this month will now be valid until November 2021.

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In November 2020, any vouchers due to expire that month were extended until May 2021.

The expiry dates for those vouchers have not been extended again which means any shoppers with points which were meant to expire in November last year have just a few weeks to use points before they are lost.

At the time, a Tesco statement explained these can be redeemed the same as any other vouchers.

It said: “Clubcard vouchers with an extended expiry date will continue to work in the same way as they do today. 

Shoppers receive one point for every £1 spent in stores or online, and one point for every £2 spent on fuel from Tesco.

One earned, 150 points are equal to £1.50 to spend on vouchers in stores or with partner brands.

These include meals out with chains including Zizzi, Pizza Express, Bella Italia and Prezzo.

They can also be used towards experiences and days out with brands including LegoLand, Thorpe Park and Alton Towers.

Clubcard points can also be used for vouchers and discounts in Tesco stores.

Many supermarkets offer loyalty schemes to help customers save while they shop.

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This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Life and Style Feed
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Lidl shoppers can get huge discounts and money off vouchers with loyalty card – save 25%

The Lidl Plus app launched at the end of last year, offering weekly deals and discounts. It has announced the latest offers available to pick up this week.
Right now, customers can get up to 25 percent off selected items in stores.

Deals are updated every Thursday so the latest offers are available from now until Wednesday March 31.

Those visiting stores will be able to access the discounts by downloading coupons on the app.

This week features chocolate Easter treats and cupboard staples.

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Offers this week

Deluxe Milk Chocolate Bunny – was £1.49 now 99p

Favorina White Chocolate Larry the Lamb – was £1.99 now £1.49

Gelatelli Ice Cream – 20 percent off

Nixe Tinned Fish – 15 percent off

Rivercote Crackers and Crispbreads – 15 percent off

Alesto Dried Fruits and Nuts – 15 percent off

The coupons are valid for one week and shoppers have a one in five chance of winning when they make a purchase.

The app will also track how much money is spent by a customer in stores and they will earn extra coupons for hitting certain targets.

The more they spend, the more discounts will be available to customers.

The offers can be found as part of the ‘Coupon Plus’ section of the app.