Giveaway encourages regional residents to take advantage of the many top-draw venues, restaurants, shopping, and more that the city has to offer as it reopens and focuses on recovery efforts, This is taking place as the tourism industry continues to rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The officials in the nation’s capital are using cash incentives to both entice travelers and help their local businesses.
Giveaway is the Promotion to Attract Tourism and Motivate Residents to go out and Spend Money
The promotion is calling the “Shop. Eat. Stay. Play Giveaway.” However, the promotion was dubbing by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. They came up with the idea that is open only to residents of certain metropolitan cities.
“Moreover, we are, in fact, aware of a national campaign going on for travel/tourism to DC, though, it is not part of this promotion,” the statement has concluded. However, it has not directly stated why the contest was open to only regional residents.
Prizes with Cash Value
51 prizes are being offered have a cash value that can go toward the local restaurants and other businesses. The Washington, D.C., tourism giveaway ranges from $500 to $25,000.
Creating Jobs, Supporting Local Businesses
The tourism and hospitality industries are critical to the local economy, said Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser. In fact, it is “not only because they create jobs and support local businesses, moreover, they also help us tell the story of local D.C.”
“We can now look ahead to a strong recovering and thus getting back to the people into the places and activities we love,” the mayor added.
Giveaway: Shop, Eat at Local Stores and Restaurants
Chosen at random are 46 winners. They will be given anywhere between $500 and $10,000 to shop and eat at local stores and restaurants. This is information according to the restaurant association. Moreover, there are three tiers of prizes for people that enter this category. Three of them will be awarding $10,000.
Grand Prize Winners
Five “grand prize” winners will get $25,000 in a separate contest. Moreover, it was to host an event in the city. Those residents interested and living in and near the Beltway can enter the raffle here. The winners are expecting to be announcing in five rounds on June 1, 7, 14, 21 and 28th.