Stimulus expenses pitched by Sen. Martha McSally may help Arizona tourism industry

24 Jun 2020 11:09 AM
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Senator Martha McSally pitched a fresh stimulus plan to boost the travel and tourism industry that got reach hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an average year, Arizona tourism may bring in around $3-billion. This season, the number of travelers is down drastically, leading to massive unemployment amounts in the tourism market.

The bill would add a $4,000 tax credit for folks and $8,000 for couples, plus an additional $500 per child. If signed into laws, it would be good for another two years.

"Tourism on the whole as a good nation has been reach really hard by the effects of the pandemic,” Megan Trummel with ‘Go to Phoenix’ said. “So, we're seriously supportive of work to support this industry,"

Here's how Senator McSally's plan works:

You need to travel at least 50 miles from home

Money could be applied to lodging, travel, and entertainment

Dan Gibson, with ‘Go to Tucson,’ says among the features of vacationing in Arizona is the wide-open spaces.

"The minute you get to most spots in Arizona, you are feeling outright, you have the opportunity to type of have all of the rewards of whatever you are considering in travel but likewise have an opportunity to be from people," he said.

However, if you don’t feel comfortable with traveling as a result of COVID-19, both say they understand.

"You don't need to do the items where you could possibly be in better proximity to people, but there's a lot of activities that can be done found in the meantime to cause you to feel comfortable to get you beyond that house to start to see the beautiful scenery that greater Phoenix provides," Trummel said.

"It's incredibly legitimate concern, After all I think I'd never pass the type of judgment of what persons are making the options for themselves," Gibson said.