Vouch­ers make the ideal Christ­mas gift

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - CHRISTMAS IN TRALEE -

WHAT bet­ter way to solve gift dilem­mas than by giv­ing a voucher. Christ­mas gift vouch­ers are cur­rently avail­able from par­tic­i­pat­ing out­lets in €10, €20 and €50 de­nom­i­na­tions with no ex­piry date. It’s a sim­ple and easy way for a gift re­cip­i­ent to do as they wish with them. Tralee Cham­ber Al­liance de­vised the idea so shop­pers can give gift vouch­ers, which can be re­deemed ex­clu­sively in shops, hair and beauty sa­lons, restau­rants, cafés and ho­tels in Tralee - Kerry’s Shop­ping Cap­i­tal.

De­signed to give the re­tail and tourism sec­tor in the town an eco­nomic boost to the tune of €300,000 in its first year, the ini­tia­tive adds more flex­i­bil­ity and bet­ter scope to gift giv­ing this Christ­mas. They will en­cour­age con­sumers, from home and abroad, to pur­chase and re­deem the vouch­ers in the town and in do­ing so, sup­port lo­cal busi­nesses.

Launched by the Pres­i­dent of Tralee Cham­ber Al­liance, Ai­dan Kelly and the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Gra­ham Spring in Novem­ber, the vouch­ers are now avail­able to buy in time for Christ­mas shop­ping mak­ing them a great gift for fam­ily and friends.

“The Tralee Voucher ini­tia­tive has the po­ten­tial to yield €300,000 worth of rev­enue to the var­i­ous par­tic­i­pat­ing sec­tors in the first year,” said Ken Tobin, Man­ag­ing Con­sul­tant for Tralee Cham­ber Al­liance.

Em­ploy­ers are also be­ing urged to con­sider us­ing the vouch­ers as a tax ef­fi­cient Christ­mas gift to their em­ploy­ees. The vouch­ers can only be pur­chased at The Tech Co in Do­minick Street, and on­line at www.tralee.ie. Stores like Gar­vey’s Su­per­valu, Shaw’s Depart­ment Store and CH Chemist are al­ready on board where the vouch­ers will be ac­cepted as pay­ment for goods and/or ser­vices.

To make the Tralee Vouch­ers as suc­cess­ful as pos­si­ble, the Cham­ber is ask­ing all Tralee busi­nesses to sign up to be­come a reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pat­ing out­let. In short, the more stores that ac­cept the vouch­ers, the more peo­ple will pur­chase them.

For more de­tails on how to sign-up as a par­tic­i­pat­ing out­let, view the full list of par­tic­i­pat­ing out­lets and learn how the sys­tem works, visit www.tralee.ie: Email busi­[email protected] ie Or call Tralee Cham­ber Al­liance on 066-7121472.

Shaws staff mem­bers Lirie Mu­caj and Kate O’Dowd.

Rose of Tralee Kirsten Mate Ma­her and Santa at the an­nual CH Santa Pa­rade in Tralee.

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