Vienna is set to hand out €50 vouchers to families and €25 vouchers to single person households to spend in local restaurants and cafes which are set to reopen on Friday.
The scheme might ring a bell to readers in Malta as it was proposed by Nationalist Party MP Hermann Schiavone last month as a means of stimulating the gastronomy industry once it is allowed to reopen its doors to customers.
Um die Wiener Gastronomie zu unterstützen, bekommen alles Wr. Haushalte Gastro-Gutscheine – 50€, 25€ für Singlehaushalte. Die Aktion startet im Juni. pic.twitter.com/Orxc30izvC
— Wirtschaftskammer W (@WKOwien) May 13, 2020
Now Vienna’s mayor Michael Ludwig has announced a similar scheme, worth around €40 million, to encourage people to eat out.
Malta is set to lay out its plan with regards restaurants, as well as hotels, public bays and international travel, by Monday.
Should Malta introduce a similar scheme when restaurants reopen?