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Tourism Tasmania Subscribe   Issue 445 - 21 Feb 2017

  In this edition: Hobart ranked third in recent survey

Hobart ranked third as the capital city Australians would most like to visit in the next two years, according to a new survey by Roy Morgan Research. In the decade since 2006, Hobart has overtaken Perth and Brisbane with only Melbourne and Sydney favoured by more people than Tasmania's capital. Hobart is especially popular with people aged 25 to 34 years. Interestingly, this age group overlaps with Tourism Tasmania's target market of life long learners – people who prefer less crowded destinations where they can learn and explore. The survey is the latest in a series of positive polling for Tasmania. For more on the survey results, see the Roy Morgan research. To find more on what people think of Tasmania, see our Tourism Info Monitor.

Tigerair seat sale

Tourism Tasmania and Tigerair are running a co-operative marketing campaign to encourage travel to Tasmania over the coming months. As part of the campaign, Tigerair is running a seat sale until Wednesday 1 March 2017. The tickets are for travel between 2 May to 28 June 2017. Fares from Melbourne to Hobart start from just $39. For an island adventure down south - be sure to spread the word through your social media channels, newsletters and even to past customers, family, friends and colleagues and encourage everyone to check out the Tigerair website.

Destination Australia Conference

Registration for Australia's largest tourism conference is now open. Join Australia's leading tourism decision makers and marketers at Tourism Australia's Destination Australia Conference 2017. Top executives from leading companies including Google, Facebook, Skift and MasterCard, will cover a range of topics including the top global megatrends in 2017, how global political and economic trends will impact Australian tourism, and the growing demand from Asia's growing middle class. The conference is being held in Sydney on Thursday 16 March. For more information, including on how to register, see Destination Australia Conference.

Great Chefs in Tasmania

Tasmania is soon to welcome some of the world's best chefs. Between March to August, a number of leading international and Australian chefs will participate in the Great Chefs Series in Launceston and Hobart. Supported by Tourism Tasmania and a range of industry partners, the series will include dining experiences open to the public. Headlining the program are world famous chefs Alain Passard, Dominique Crenn and Christian Puglisi who will work alongside culinary students from TasTAFE to present a ten-course degustation for the public. Australian chefs participating in the series include Jacques Raymond, Mark Best and David Moyle. For more information about the Great Chef Series, the participating chefs and how to make reservations, see Great Chefs Series.

ATDW-Online updates

Tourism Tasmania added the following new products to the ATDW-Online tourism database.

Attraction: Food and Drink: Tour: Tourism Tasmania's product consultants can help you update your business details. For more information email or phone 6165 5286.

Coming events

King Island Long Table Festival
Showcasing the best produce on offer
24-26 Feb 2017

SteamFest 2017
One of Australia's best collections of working steam machinery
11-13 March, 2017

Taste the Harvest
Food, wine exhibits and more
12 March, 2017

Taste of the Huon
Fine food, wine, crafts and entertainment
12-13 March 2017

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