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Reviving Tassie's tourism

Flight options between Tasmania and the mainland have expanded again on Virgin starting direct services between the Gold Coast and Launceston and Hobart in December.

It ties in well with a new government programme of travel vouchers valued at $300 for arrivals into Tasmania from Queensland, WA and SA for use from November 4th to December 31st.

CEO John Fitzgerald is encouraging businesses to register with Tourism Tasmania.

"The aviation capacity into Tassie is looking really super for the summer, so this scheme is meant to stimulate pre-Christmas travel and then hopefully the new year will start to see a return to a more predictable season."

Tourism Minister Sarah Courtney expects it to inject some much needed money into businesses.

"It is projected that based on the 2019 visitation figures for November and December of that year, this activity will generate a spend of around $25 million dollars into our visitor economy during that travel period."