Destination Southern Tasmania CEO Melinda Anderson tells Dave more than 180 industry members and key stakeholders  attended the DST – Summit – Telling It Like It Is .

“The focus of the event was to assist tourism operators to maximise the opportunities presented from tourism and helping them to enhance the sustainability of their businesses.

Tourism is one of Tasmania’s key economic pillars. It is important we continue to improve the visitor experience in our region, through industry development and capacity building to ensure that southern Tasmania continues to thrive.

The Summit plays an important role in bringing our industry together. It celebrates achievements and focuses on how to do things better to ensure Southern Tasmania’s tourism industry can respond to visitor demand and help to meet the Government’s objective of 1.5 million visitors by 2020.”

Ms Anderson syays DST was absolutely thrilled at the level of presenters this year and the support from our members and the overall industry.

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“From Matthew Evans at Fat Pig Farm, delivering an authentic, genuine visitor experience to David Shering, creating world-first technology in Augmented Reality to take the visitor experience to the next level.

There was  an exciting session focusing on leverage tourism opportunities from major productions such as Rosehaven, Lion and The Kettering Incident, with Tracey Vieira from Screen Queensland, Andrea Roberts from Broken Hill and Alex Sangston from Screen Tasmania.

Plus the exciting news of new flights coming online from Adelaide late Spring.