Rail pass will make it cheaper to travel the country on trains under Government ...

Rail card for staycations: New pass will make it cheaper to travel the country on trains under Government plan to boost domestic tourism after Covid lockdowns Rail pass for staycations is to be launched later this year to reboot tourism in UK It will be similar to BritRail which give overseas visitors unlimited train travel  They range from £96 for two days to £568 for a month, according to Trainline 

By David Churchill, Transport Correspondent For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:39 BST, 11 June 2021 | Updated: 00:41 BST, 11 June 2021

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A rail pass for domestic tourism is to be launched later this year.

The initiative is part of a plan to reboot Britain’s tourist industry and encourage people to holiday in all four nations of the UK by making it cheaper to travel.

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It will be similar to BritRail passes which give overseas visitors unlimited train travel around the country. 

They range from £96 for two days to £568 for a month, according to retailer Trainline, and also give discounted entry to tourist attractions.

The move will come as a boost to Britons looking to book ‘staycations’ amid ongoing uncertainty around international travel.

Tourism minister Nigel Huddleston said: 'The Tourism Recovery Plan is our blueprint for how the sector can build back better from the pandemic, even faster than forecasts predict. 

'I encourage everyone to rediscover the UK’s fantastic tourism offer.' 

A rail pass for domestic tourism is to be launched later this year which  will be similar to BritRail passes which give overseas visitors unlimited train travel around the country (FILE PHOTO)

A rail pass for domestic tourism is to be launched later this year which  will be similar to BritRail passes which give overseas visitors unlimited train travel around the country (FILE PHOTO)

The Government’s plan also includes a £10million scheme involving National Lottery players being able to claim vouchers which can be redeemed at tourist sites across the UK between September 2021 and March 2022.

This is to encourage trips beyond the peak

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