Supporting Tasmania's Tourism Industry

The Turnbull Government is supporting Tasmania's tourism industry with a $120,000 investment in the Tasmanian Gateway Visitor Program.

The Minister for Tourism and International Education, Senator Richard Colbeck, today announced an investment of $120,000 under the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) program.

The funding will assist the Hobart and Launceston airports implement the Tasmanian Gateway Visitor Program which includes permanent display booths installed at Hobart and Launceston airports.

Visitors to Tasmania will have access to hard copy and electronic information about Tasmania to help drive tourists around the regions and improve the overall visitor experience.

This initiative will ensure the right tone is set for our visitors from the moment they arrive through our gateway airports, encouraging them to stay longer, spend more money in the local economy, experience more attractions and revisit.

Under the TDDI program the Turnbull Government is providing $43.1 million over four years to state and territories for their tourism infrastructure needs.

Tasmania's tourism industry is a critical driver of the state economy, driving nine per cent of GDP and employing around 37,000 Tasmanians.

The Turnbull Government recognises the strategic importance of the industry which is why we have put in place pro-growth policies to support this super-growth sector.

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