Tourism key industry in Tasmania

Tasmania is the most tourism-dependent state in Australia, a national study of tourism employment shows.

The industry represents more than 15,000 direct jobs in Tasmania, .

The National Tourism Business Count and Employment Atlas, which has just been released, breaks down jobs by electorate and shows the importance of tourism in each area.

“Tourism accounts for between 6.6 and 7.9 per cent of total direct employment in the five Tasmanian electorates, making Tasmania the most tourism-dependent state in Australia,” Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) Chief Executive Mr Zimmerman said.

“These figures demonstrate the importance of the visitor economy to every region of Tasmania and means that tourism must be high on the agenda of all political parties as we head towards the September federal election.”

This definitely confirms that conservation and the protection of Tasmanian destinations can only be beneficial to local communities and the economy.

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