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TCIT: Need to feed ‘job machine in tourism’, cruise ship focus on regional areas

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In the next five – ten years, we have to ‘turbo charge’ Tasmanians to take up job opportunities in the tourism sector, according to the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania (TCIT).

A report released yesterday revealed 10,000 jobs have been created in the industry since 2013. However CEO of TICT, Luke Martin, has noticed that many of these jobs haven’t gone to Tasmanians.

Luke talks to Brian Carlton this morning about the skills shortage in tourism, and the factors that may stop people from working in the industry.

They also discuss Tourism Tasmania’s new cruise ship strategy, which will encourage smaller ships to visit regional areas. Numerous ships will still dock at Hobart, Port Arthur and Burnie over the summer period.

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