Tasmania sets new visitor records, again

Will Hodgman, Premier
Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

25 June 2017

Tasmania's visitor economy continues to boom with new figures confirming we have notched up another record-breaking year, and that all regions of the state are benefiting.

The Tasmanian Visitor Survey shows we welcomed 1.26 million visitors during the year to March 2017, a seven per cent increase on the previous 12 months, and a new all-time visitor high.

Total visitor spending grew by 11 per cent to $2.23 billion, another new record, and well ahead of the rate required to meet the T21 goals of $2.47 billion by 2020.

Importantly, all regions are sharing the benefits of this boom with visitor numbers to the south up five per cent, to the east Coast up 12 per cent, to the north up 11 per cent and Cradle Coast up seven per cent.

Significantly the number of visitors to the south of the State alone broke the one million mark for the first time in history.

The TVS results come hot on the heels of the National Visitor Survey released during the week which showed that Tasmania had the highest growth in interstate trips of any state.

These fantastic results are a product of our partnership with the industry and also of the dedication and hard work of the tourism and hospitality sector.

We are continuing to build on this unprecedented tourism growth with a $37 million investment in the State Budget because it supports local businesses and jobs right around the state.

For more Tasmanian Visitor Survey details visit www.tourismtasmania.com.au