Tassie visitor numbers up despite the gloom

31/05/2018 Posted by admin

NEARLY 900,000 people visited Tasmania in the 12 months to March, an increase of 7 per cent over the previous year, according to the latest Tourism Tasmania figures.Convention and conference visitors increased by 22 per cent while total visitor nights were up 4 per cent, to 7.45 million nights, and total spending in Tasmania growing by 7 per cent to $1.43 billion.”Tasmania was continuing to defy the national trend of a weakening domestic travel environment by posting a third consecutive quarter of positive visitor growth,” Tourism Minister Michelle O’Byrne said in a media statement.She said the Tasmanian Visitor Survey results for the year ending March showed overall visitation to Tasmania of 896,800 people, an increase of 7 per cent compared to March last year.Growth was strongest in the number of interstate holiday visitors to the State.”In the year to March 2009, we welcomed 14 per cent more holiday visitors to Tasmania than the previous year.”This is even more impressive when you consider that the year ending March 2009 did not include the Easter holiday period, unlike the same period the previous year.”Once again this is fantastic news for Tasmania and our tourism industry which has consistently shown it is in a very strong position to weather the challenges of the global market conditions.”Ms O’Bryne said the results showed Tasmania was continuing to outperform its State and Territory counterparts and further supported anecdotal evidence from the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania and tourism operators that it was a bumper start to the year.Interstate overnight travel at the national level declined in the year to March 2009 according to the National Visitor Survey (NVS) results released today.Nationally, interstate visitor nights fell by 10 per cent, overnight trips declined by 6 per cent, and overnight spend dropped by 10 per cent.The TVS is a destination survey providing a detailed picture of visitors to Tasmania and is conducted through interviews and a self-completion questionnaire of targeted passengers as they depart Tasmanian ports. It has a sample size of around 9000 interstate visitors per year.Detailed information on the Tasmanian Visitor Survey for the quarter ending and year ending March 2009 can be found at www.tourismtasmania南京夜网.au
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