Victoria Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder
Victoria Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher
Coalition Government Launches MYKI Visitor Pack With Tourist Discounts
Victor P Taffa
Discounts at Victorian tourism attractions, a specially designed wallet by Melbourne’s leading cartoonist Mark Knight, a transport map and a myki ready for travel will provide visitors to Melbourne with easy access to public transport and popular city sites.
Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher announced today the new myki Visitor Pack will be available from July.
The myki Visitor Pack will be sold at up to 300 locations including hotel concierge desks, tourist information centres, airports and tour providers.
Mr. Mulder said the myki Visitor Pack was all visitors to Victoria would need on their stay.
“International and interstate visitors coming to Victoria can now buy one special product that includes their ticket to travel on public transport, a map and instructions that show them how to get around and vouchers for discounted entry to a number of attractions.” Mr. Mulder said.
“The myki Visitor Pack also comes with a protective wallet designed by renowned cartoonist Mark Knight, which encapsulates the essence of life in Melbourne, in a unique memento for tourists.”
“The included myki comes with enough value to cover one day’s travel in Zone 1, which includes the whole tram network that is extremely popular with tourists, so visitors who purchase the pack can access public transport straight away without having to top up.”
“Simple top up instructions will be included for visitors staying longer and using public transport into Zone 2.” Mr. Mulder said.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher said the government had been working with the tourism industry on the new myki Visitor Pack.
“The tourism industry and operators have demonstrated their commitment to showcasing the best Victoria has to offer by opening up their distribution channels and providing value-added benefits for visitors.” Ms. Asher said.
“I would particularly like to thank the Victorian Tourism Industry Council and Destination Melbourne for their co-operation with the Transport Ticketing Authority in co-ordinating the attraction offers available in the myki Visitor Pack and ensuring that visitors can access the best attractions Victoria has to offer at special discounted rates.”
A full fare myki Visitor Pack costs $14 and includes $8 myki money, while a concession myki Visitor Pack (general concession, child and seniors) costs $7 and includes $4 myki money.
The myki Visitor Pack includes:
- Discount offers at 15 attractions including:
- Melbourne Aquarium,
- The National Sports Museum,
- Eureka Skydeck
- Puffing Billy, saving visitors up to $130;
- Protective myki wallet designed by renowned cartoonist Mark Knight; and
- A public transport map and information on how to use myki.
Transport Ticketing Authority Chief Executive Officer Bernie Carolan said the myki Visitor Pack met the public transport and entertainment needs of visitors to Victoria.
“In developing the myki Visitor Pack we needed to ensure it provided easy and instant access to public transport for visitors and was readily available from places where visitors would commonly go for information.” Mr. Carolan said.
“This is the first time the public transport and tourism industries have come together to provide visitors with access to a product that combines travel, tourist information and entertainment offers, all in one.”