Tourism Fast Facts
The following is a quick guide to visitation to Tasmania and tourism's contribution to the Tasmanian economy.
Contribution to the Tasmanian economy
- Tourism in Tasmania directly and indirectly contributes around $2.55 billion or 9.9 per cent to Gross State Product (GSP) - the highest in Australia.
- Tourism directly contributes $1.17 billion or about 4.6 per cent to Tasmania's Gross Product.
- Tourism directly and indirectly supports around 36 700 jobs in Tasmania or about 15.3 per cent of total Tasmanian employment - higher than the national average and the highest in the country.
Visitors to Tasmania
- A total of 1.24 million (1,236,400) people visited Tasmania on scheduled air and sea services during the year ending December 2016, not including cruise ships.
- These visitors spent a total of 10.66 million nights in Tasmania, at an average length of stay per visitor of 8.6 nights.
- Visitors spent a total of $2.15 billion on accommodation, attractions, tours, transport and other good and services during this period.
- Out of the total number of visitors, an estimated 608,300 people visited Tasmania for a holiday, 327,300 came to visit friends or relatives, 198,600 were travelling for business reasons and 36,500 visited Tasmania to attend a conference or convention.
For more data on Tasmania's tourism industry see our Tourism Fast Facts [PDF 183KB]