Update – 3 August 2021

Following the decision made by ExCo on Wednesday 28 July 2021 the government is pleased to announce that the Tourism Recovery Incentive Programme – or ‘TRIP’ will be renewed for the 2021 – 22 season, as will BFSAI TRIP.

The original aim of both schemes was to stimulate domestic tourism in order to help sustain jobs and operational capacity due to the pandemic and lack of international tourism. Both schemes have been successful, however feedback from service providers highlighted some areas where changes could be made to improve the offering and to simplify the administrative aspects of both schemes.

Some of the details are still to be fully defined and will be publicised prior to the start of the schemes, but the changes agreed to by ExCo are as follows:

  • TRIP and BFSAI TRIP schemes will be open from 1 October 2021 until 30 April 2022
  • BFSAI TRIP will be amended so that vouchers can also be used for meals and accommodation at the 50% redemption level, in addition to being used for experiences at the 100% redemption level
  • The 50% Concordia Bay ferry subsidy will be cancelled, due to minimal uptake for the previous schemes
  • Passengers will be encouraged to book FIGAS flights on off-peak travel dates by offering greater subsidies for travel outside of peak times compared to those offered at peak times

The government will run a survey for people to provide feedback on their experiences of the initial TRIP and BFSAI TRIP schemes in August 2021.