Travel Bulletin

Tassie preps cruise push

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The Tasmanian Government has backed up its recent rhetoric about making a deeper commitment to the cruise sector, recently unveiling a cruise masterplan that details an ambitious target of growing cruise passenger spend from $30.5 million to $50 million by 2022.

Commenting on the new Sustainabl­e Cruise Blueprint, the state’s Premier Will Hodgman said it would “ensure the benefits of cruise ships are shared by even more Tasmanians and supports our plan for visitors to stay longer and spend more time in regional areas”.

The plan also includes the goals of increasing the participat­ion rate of organised shore tours from 40% of cruise passengers to 50% by 2022, as well as growing the number of repeat visitors from 10,960 in 2019 to 15,000 during the same period.

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