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Safeguards to prevent abuse of tourism voucher scheme

STB says it is working to address potential fraud and resale

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WHILE hoteliers and tourist attraction operators prepare to welcome Singaporeans making use of the government's SingapoRediscovers Vouchers, analysts said it will be important to erect safeguards to prevent abuse that dilutes the scheme's targeted support of the industry.

And indeed, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) confirmed to The Business Times that such safeguards will be built into the scheme before the vouchers are launched at year-end.

Under a S$320 million programme unveiled mid-September, adult citizens each get S$100 in credits for hotel stays and tour and attraction tickets. The scheme runs from December 2020 to June 2021. Vouchers will be distributed through the authenticated...

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