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Tourism winners reflect the traditional and new

  • Tasmania’s tourism industry going from strength to strength                 
  • Award winners range from traditional attractions to bold new projects                

Shadow Tourism Minister Scott Bacon has congratulated all the winners of last night’s Tasmanian Tourism Awards.

“There was a feeling in the room that something very special is happening in Tasmanian tourism,” Mr Bacon said.

“And the award winners were the perfect mix of traditional and new attractions.

“For the iconic West Coast Wilderness Railway and the burgeoning Unconformity festival to be recognised on the same night was great.

“It shows the West Coast has enormous potential as a visitor destination.

“I’d also like to pay tribute to Josef Chromy who was rightly recognised as a Tourism Champion for the state.

“The impressive Penny Royal development in Launceston is the latest in a long list of Josef Chromy’s achievements. His contribution to Tasmanian tourism can’t be underestimated.

“Labor has a proud record of backing tourism in Tasmania and our $41 million commitment to regional projects will underpin further growth.”