TT-Line Bookings Exceeds 400,000 This Financial Year

TT-Line Bookings Exceeds 400,000 This Financial Year

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding

Spirit Bookings Crack 400,000

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding has announced that TT-Line bookings have exceeded the magic 400,000 mark for this financial year, with 407,000 passengers already delivered across Bass Strait with another few weeks to improve.

The Hodgman State Government is committed to increasing passenger numbers on the Spirits of Tasmania as they drive tourism growth, create jobs and boost our economy.

“We know that passengers on the Spirits stay longer and spend more in Tasmania than those who come by other means, with TT-Line estimating that the average tourist on the Spirits spends $2,700 while in the State.”

“That’s 32,000 more than were carried at the same date last year, which was in turn a big increase on the year before and an even larger increase from the final years of the former Labor-Green Government.” Mr. Hidding said.

 

TAS Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding

TAS Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger numbers are up more than 23 % compared to 2012-13, which was the last full financial year of the former Government, with time to improve even further as the financial year comes to a close.

“With forward bookings for 2016/17 already at 6.2 %, the momentum shows no sign of slowing down.” Mr. Hidding said.