Backing our Regional Tourism Organisations for future

Jeremy Rockliff,Acting Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

The Hodgman Liberal Government is investing $3.77 million over the next three years to support Tasmania’s Regional Tourism Organisations to sustainably grow visitation in every region of our State.

The Government is a strong supporter of the regional tourism model, which is central to achieving T21 objectives of greater visitor dispersal to the regions, increased length of stay and higher spend per visitor.

Our Regional Tourism Organisations set the strategic direction for tourism in their region, identify priorities and deliver programs that engage their industry and stakeholders.

They allow local industry participants to take more control of tourism in their region, with support from Tourism Tasmania and the Department of State Growth.

The state’s four RTOs are East Coast Tourism, Tourism Northern Tasmania, Destination Southern Tasmania and the new entity being established for Tasmania’s North-West and West Coast.

Identifying and achieving shared tourism goals and objectives at the state, regional and local scale is critical to our continued success as a premium destination.

We cannot afford to take our tourism success for granted, nor underestimate the contribution it makes to our economy, which is why the Hodgman Liberal Government remains the industry’s strongest supporter.

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