Tourist Accommodation Refurbishment Scheme Boosts Tasmania’s Hotels And Motels

Tourist Accommodation Refurbishment Scheme Boosts Tasmania’s Hotels And Motels

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman

Modernising Tasmania’s Hotels And Motels

Victor P Taffa

Tasmanian Government has set targets which will see visitors stay longer, see more of our state and spend more while they are here, Premier Will Hodgman said.

To support this, the Government is providing almost $5.3 Million in low-interest loans for upgrading and enhancing 9 hotels and motels across the state from Devonport, Penguin and Burnie, through Launceston and Longford, to Scottsdale, Scamander and New Norfolk.

Tourist Accommodation Refurbishment Loan Scheme is helping aging hotels and motels to modernise to meet the needs and demands of today’s travellers.

In almost 6 months since having developed the scheme, the Office of the Coordinator-General has already fielded more than 65 genuine enquiries and expressions of interest from accommodation operators.

Importantly, in addition to the 9 successful applications announced today, there are another 14 applications in the process or underway, with a combined value of nearly $5 Million.

“Through our Tourist Accommodation Refurbishment Loan Scheme we are making sure we have enough rooms at the right standard to cater for the range of visitors and tastes to our state, now and into the future.”

“By supporting our tourism and hospitality sector we are well on the way to meeting our T21 Tourist Economy goals, driving more growth and creating more jobs across Tasmania.” Premier Hodgman said.