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This week only, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce are offering rebates on hotel stays and attraction tickets for Manitoba residents. The project is called TRIP, which stands for Tourism Rebate Incentive Program.

It is a tourism initiative designed to give a boost to the local economy and also a morale boost to Manitobans themselves. Who doesn’t love a night away from dishes and laundry at home, right?

There has been a website created (Tripmb.ca) for this special event.

It’s a simple booking and redemption process. Everything is done on-line. Limit of one redemption per adult Manitoba resident. Up to $100 per hotel stay, plus 50% of the cost of your attraction tickets will be rebated. To a maximum total of $150.

To participate, book a minimum one night stay at an eligible hotel, and then buy tickets to an area attraction during your stay. There is a list at tripmb.ca which specifies which hotels and attractions are participating. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the wide range of hotels and towns included. Everything from the Arborg Hotel (Arborg) to the Boulevard Hotel (Dauphin) all the Canad Inns, Super 8, and Best Western hotels. Plus so many more!

There are at least a dozen Winnipeg hotels with vacancies. For example, you could book the Hyatt House on Sterling Lyon Parkway and go to the Assiniboine Park Zoo which is just a short 10 minute drive away.

After you’ve enjoyed your mini-trip, the last step would be to promptly upload photos of your receipts to the Tripmb.ca form. They hope to issue rebates within 2-3 business days.

The promotion runs from July 31 to August 16th only. So, you still have this week to act!

See Tripmb.ca for more details or email help@tripmb.ca with your questions.