6 November, 2015
Tasmania's Saffire Freycinet has again been recognised among the best accommodation experiences in the world, further promoting Tasmania as a high quality tourism destination.
Senator Richard Colbeck, Minister for Tourism and International Education, congratulated Saffire Freycinet for winning the World's Best Relaxation Retreat at the Boutique Hotel Awards this week.
"Saffire is a luxury hotel that was designed by award-winning Tasmanian architect Robert Morris Nunn and constructed by Tasmanian company Fairbrother - it is a great example of Tasmania holding its own among the world's most prestigious hotels.
"This latest accolade follows Saffire being named the Best Overall Boutique Hotel in the world at last year's awards.
"Tasmania's reputation for high quality experiences and growing visitor numbers will help us reach the Tourism 2020 target of increasing overnight expenditure to between $115 and $140 billion.
"Earlier this week I released the Tourism Forecasts 2015 which point towards strong growth over the next decade. This government remains focussed on embracing opportunities and continuing to grow our tourism sector."