Tassie the toast of Australian tourism, again

Will Hodgman, Premier

25 February 2017

Congratulations to Tasmania’s tourism industry – for the third year running we have dominated the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards winning more medals than any other state.

This demonstrates once again that Tasmania does tourism better than anyone, and that the partnership between government and industry to maintain the tourism boom is working.

A centrepiece of our plan to grow the economy and create more jobs is to back our competitive strengths and there is no better example than the tourism industry.

This year’s awards also demonstrated our great strength in eco-tourism proving that we can balance the protection of our precious natural areas with a growing tourism industry.

The national awards are also a wonderful advertisement for our State and will inspire more people to visit our beautiful island.

Congratulations to all nominees in the national awards, and particularly the winners.

The gold medal winners are:

  • The Tasmanian Walking Company, Ecotourism;
  • RiverFly 1864, Specialised Tourism Services;
  • The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, Business Event Venue (and inducted into the Hall of Fame);
  • Saffire Freycinet, Luxury Accommodation; and
  • Three Capes Track, Gustav Award for New Tourism.

Visit www.australiantourismawards.com.au for the full list of winners. Visit the Premier’s Facebook site for a video message about the awards.