Refurbished Vessels Assists TT-Line Bookings Increase

Refurbished Vessels Assists TT-Line Bookings Increase

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding

TT Line Bookings Surge As Additional Day Sailings Start Early

Victor P Taffa

This weekend TT Line will undertake its first day sailings for the season and will carry a staggering 2,629 passengers, Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding said.

Under the Hodgman Government the TT Line is going from strength to strength. With refurbished vessels, cheaper fares and more sailings, bookings are through the roof.

“For the Spirits to be so full, so early in the season is truly remarkable and all thanks to strong Government policy and, of course, the hard working women and men at TT Line.” Mr. Hidding said.

“It augurs well for a bumper season not just for TT Line but for the North West Coast and the entire State.”

On average, visitors who travel on the Spirits of Tasmania stay more than twice as long in the State, spend two thirds more money and spend three times longer exploring our regions than visitors who travel here by air.

This financial year will see 138 day sailings, which is nearly double the 70 day sailings that happened under Labor and the Greens in 2012-13, and 11 more than last financial year.

The hard work that TT Line has put into growing its business is paying off in spades for Tasmania.

 

TAS Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding

TAS Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is key tourism infrastructure that is underpinning the success and growth of our tourism and hospitality sector.

“The increase in sailings and the surge in bookings are helping to grow our economy and create jobs right around the State.” Mr. Hidding said.