Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Tasmanian towns tourism award hat-trick

Launceston has been awarded a major honour in the State’s Tourism Industry Council 2022 Top Tourism Town Awards.

Three awards were presented in the 2022 Top Tourism Town Awards, with Strahan taking out the award for towns with a population less than 1,500; Sheffield taking out the award for towns with a population under 5,000; and Launceston winning the category for towns with a population over 5,000.

Launceston, Sheffield and Strahan will now go on to represent Tasmania in the Australian Top Tourism Town 2022 Awards.

Launceston Mayor, Albert van Zetten congratulated the city’s tourism and hospitality sector, saying the TICT award followed Launceston’s designation as a City of Gastronomy late last year by UNESCO and the city being named WotIf’s Aussie Town of the Year in February.

“This award is another recognition of Launceston’s appeal to visitors from across Australia and the world,” Mayor van Zetten said.

“Launceston’s tourism and hospitality sector punches well above its weight and it’s fantastic to see that hard work being recognised once again.

“As the gateway to Northern Tasmania, Launceston boasts the incredible Cataract Gorge, amazing restaurants and food and wine producers, first-class community facilities like the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Riverbend Park and the Launceston Leisure and Aquatic Centre, and a host of other attractions.

“It’s fantastic to see our city being recognised once more for its tourism offering and I want to congratulate all those who work in the sector so passionately to attract new visitors to Launceston,” he said.

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