Abbie Kiesanowski, Manase Travel Studio; Terri Small, Supreme Tours and Travel; Laura Oestreich, Love Tasmania Tours and Coal River Coaches; Vicki Bell, Supreme Tours and Travel; Jasmin Pudney, House of Travel Rotorua and The Crossing, Tauranga Abbie Kiesanowski, Manase Travel Studio; Terri Small, Supreme Tours and Travel; Laura Oestreich, Love Tasmania Tours and Coal River Coaches; Vicki Bell, Supreme Tours and Travel; Jasmin Pudney, House of Travel Rotorua and The Crossing, Tauranga

Sessions open eyes to Tassie opportunities

Travel agents who attended Wednesday’s Tourism Tasmania Meet Your Neighbours event say the presentations from operators has opened their eyes to new opportunities in the destination – as well as some long-standing attractions they were not
aware of.

Presentations at the morning and afternoon workshops in The Glasshouse, Auckland ranged from details of a Wild Seafood Adventures tour that involves catching, cleaning and cooking local fish and delicacies from the ocean, through to new hotels, refurbishments and rental vehicle options.

‘I really liked the format’, says Jemma Vinsen, of 360 Edge. ‘We were able to sit in small groups and learn from the presenters who came around the tables. I have been to Tasmania before but I learned a lot of new things.’

Janet Tucker, Travel Advocates broker, says she was impressed by the breadth of product presented. This included Drive Car Hire Tasmania, which will deliver cars to remote locations, including linking up with walking tours and scenic air flights.

‘The idea of finding a Swiss Village in Tasmania (Tamar Valley, near Launceston) and the opportunities to get into totally remote locations with Par Avion were really interesting.’

Virginia Lowe, of Goway Inbound, says product such as West Coast Wilderness Railway were highlights. ‘I have not been to Tasmania but this session has really made me want to get there.’

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