Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding
TT-Line A Credit To Tasmania
Victor P Taffa
Under the Hodgman Government, TT-Line is going from strength to strength and this is being repaid to the Tasmanian community in spades, Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding said.
“Not only is TT-Line a major contributor to our booming tourism industry, it also adds millions to the Tasmanian economy through the purchase of goods and services.”
75 % of all the food consumed on the Spirits is sourced from Tasmania, and the wine menu is 71 % Tasmanian.
This all adds up to nearly $40 Million of goods and services purchased in Tasmania throughout 2016, in addition to the more than $30 Million paid out in wages and salaries, most of which is on the North-West Coast.
“It’s fantastic for Tasmania’s vast array of goods and service suppliers and a great cash injection for the Tasmanian economy, as we know that those who arrive via the Spirits stay longer and visit more regions than those that arrive by air.” Mr. Hidding said.
TT-Line also makes an important contribution to the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania and was a gold sponsor of the Cradle Coast regional Tourism Forum and Awards.