tasmania

Cruise

Tasmania sets sights on cruise tourism boost with plans for new regional ports

by Christian Fleetwood

Tasmania has set an ambitious three-year plan to have suitable cruise vessels, small to large, visiting regional ports across the state.

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Tourism

Tasmanian government blunder gives free national park access to all Australian seniors

After hearing this announcement, Travel Weekly’s editor bought his nanna a pair of hiking boots, but was disappointed to learn they don’t fit over her bunions.

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Aviation

Swarm of flying insects grounds flight in Tasmania

by Christian Fleetwood

Passengers leaving Hobart on board a Qantas plane had their travel plans temporarily delayed after an “insect infestation” grounded their flight.

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Aviation

Qantas releases shortlist for new pilot academy town, hints at SECOND location

Big news if you’re a regional city or an aspiring pilot. We’re so hungover this morning you honestly could have told us we were either and we would have believed you.

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Destinations

Victoria just overtook NSW as Australia’s top state for holidays

New research shows that Victoria is now the state most Aussies intend to visit. Ok, Melbourne, you win this round.

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Cruise

Petition to ban cruises in Tasmanian parks grows

by Daisy Doctor

Support is being thrown behind a new petition which seeks to ban large cruise ships in Tassie. People are signing it that is, not throwing themselves at it.

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Hotels

Floating hotel debuted for Hobart

If the 1995 cult classic Waterworld is anything to judge by, the quicker we move onto water the better.

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Travel Agents

Dodgy agent sentenced for competitor hacking crime

We were accused of hacking our mum’s UberEATS account to score free food, but thankfully she didn’t press charges.

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Travel Agents

Travel agent busted for hacking rival’s systems

by Hannah Edensor

A travel agent has pleaded guilty to hacking into a rival’s computer systems. Meanwhile, we struggle just to log-in to our gmail account.

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Cruise

Spirit Of Tasmania gets needed ad revamp

by B&T Magazine

Just when Millennials vote Tassie as their most desirable destination, the Spirit of Tasmania launch a new campaign! Coincidence or other powers at play?

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Travel Agents

Study: Very few Millennials trust advice from travel agents

by Daisy Melwani & B&T Magazine

Interweb demons attacked our top story yesterday, so let’s try this again! We get the low down on Gen Y’s choices of travel provider, Airbnb vs hotels, airlines and destinations.

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Destinations

Discover Tasmania: 6 reasons you should visit

by Sophia Mest

Don’t leave Tasmania off the map when you decide to travel Australia.

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