Visitor Numbers Up 7% On 12 Months To March 2017

Visitor Numbers Up 7% On 12 Months To March 2017

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman

Tasmania Sets New Visitor Records Again

Victor P Taffa

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, Premier Will Hodgman said.

“Tasmanian Visitor Survey (TVS) shows we welcomed 1.26 Million visitors during the year to March 2017, a 7 % increase on the previous 12 months, and a new all-time visitor high.”

Total visitor spending grew by 11 % 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 5 %,
  • East Coast up 12 %,
  • North up 11 %,
  • Cradle Coast up 7 %.

“Significantly the number of visitors to the south of the State alone broke the 1 Million mark for the first time in history.” Premier Hodgman said.

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.” Premier Hodgman said.