Headlines

Tasmanian News

Tourism soaring

It's not just Hobart revelling in a tourism golden streak, with growth experienced across regional areas including an 11% rise in the North last year.

The state broke through the 1.2 million visitors mark in 2016 to set a new record.

Daniel Leesong from the Tourism Industry Council is delighted that the state's now drawing younger fans.

"We're the number 1 destination in Australia for Generation Y, that's something historically Tasmania hasn't achieved and it's something that we're certainly very proud of and see that's really good for our long term future."

While Tasmania's tourism continues to power ahead, there's recognition that plenty of hard work and investment's still needed to ensure visitors keep coming back.

New Labor leader Rebecca White is aware that improvements have to be ongoing.

"If you go to Freycinet National Park, at the moment, trying to find something as simple as a car park can be really hard, we need to make sure that the visitor experience is a really positive one so people keep coming back to Tasmania." 

You May Also Like

Match Review Panel – Round 5 (Part 1) Match Review Panel – Round 5 (Part 1)
GREATER Western Sydney star Toby Greene is free to play in Friday night’s blockbuster clash with the Western Bulldogs in Canberra after the...
Rev up your engines, because Targa Tasmania has begun Rev up your engines, because Targa Tasmania has begun
  Rev up your engines and keep your eyes peeled for world-class race cars strolling the streets. Targa Tasmania is in full swing, and the...
Tassal determined to see salmon industry back on track Tassal determined to see salmon industry back on track
The salmon industry has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons recently, but Tassal aims to get it back on track. Based in Huonville, the...
ESLAKE: AFL making excuses to dismiss Tassie team ESLAKE: AFL making excuses to dismiss Tassie team
Money makes the world go around, and no one knows this better than noted Tasmanian economist Saul Eslake. Highly regarded as one of the best...

Where to Listen

lafm logo47sd logo4