Aussies urged to make a #RoadTripPledge

Road Trip Pledge

The #RoadTripPledge is an Australian regeneration promise, created by online holiday rental website Stayz. It draws our attention back to the needs of regional Australia, both directly and indirectly impacted by the summer bushfires, and more recently the COVID-19 imposed travel bans. This pledge is for families, to help them process and understand recent major Australian bushfires and health issues, and offers a way to take positive action together to revive the economy.

A number of household Aussie names have joined the campaign, with Edwina Bartholomew, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Cameron Daddo and Alison Brahe, Jamie Durie, Adam Liaw, Benji and Zoe Marshall, Catriona Rowntree, Tom Williams and Dr. Katrina Warren, some of the first to make the pledge. Each has made their own promise to travel locally with their families across 2020 by road as a genuine way to give back to recovering regions and tourism.

Stayz gift card promotion to encourage regional spending As part of the campaign kick-off, Stayz has also launched a promotion whereby people who take the #RoadTripPledge – and are one of the first 1000 bookings (for over $1000) made at Stayz.com.au – will be eligible to claim and receive a $100 VISA gift card* which can be used in the regional holiday destination, injecting much needed money back into small businesses that need it most.

“We are extremely proud, even during hard global times, to launch the #RoadTripPledge this month in support of regional  tourism and ensuring this is remembered across 2020,” says Simone Scoppa, Travel Expert for Stayz.

Family expert and child psychologist, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg agrees. “2020 hasn’t turned out to be the new decade and chapter we were all expecting. From the impact of the bushfires that led to a lost summer syndrome for so many families, to the recent health crisis that has impacted the way we socialise, greet people and holiday, it has been trying and life changing times. While we must still be careful and diligent, we need to also remember that connecting, exploring and spending time together as a family unit is now more important than ever, and doing this locally by road a safe option.”

In these challenging times, the #RoadTripPledge shines a light on something we can be hopeful about together. To join families and businesses taking the pledge around the country

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