A brand new Tasmanian Tourism Awards 2012 app is being launched by the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania. This is line with the celebrations of last nights Tasmania Tourism Award winners. The app will showcase some of the best offerings of Tourism Tasmania.
The free app designed in the style of an e-magazine features breathtaking images and detailed information about the winners of this year’s Tasmania Tourism awards. From the Saffire Freycinet known for its stunningly beautiful and luxurious accommodation to the Big 4 St Helens Holiday Park ideal for a family vacation, and the delectable Taste Festival or the Bruny Island cruises, the best that Tasmania can offer to its guests are all showcased in the app. To make the app complete, additional links to the websites of the destinations, links to YouTube videos and even location maps are also made available.
Luke Martin, CEO of the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania mentioned at the launch of the app that this is a step forward for Tourism Tasmania to bring at the fingertips of prospective tourists all the finest destinations and attractions that one can enjoy while on vacation here. The app has been designed to make it very user-friendly and loaded with images and information to create the right impression. An user can check in an instant the various award winners and what to expect from them on a vacation.
The Tasmanian Tourism Awards received a number of new entrants this year, a testimony that the showcase award is growing in stature. A number of new experiences have been included this year. Minister for Tourism, Scott Bacon highlighted the importance of the awards when he said that Tasmania is growing in stature when it comes to tourism and with the glittering award ceremony last evening with all the diverse offerings from each of the award winners, it is easy to understand why. He also mentioned that it is heartening to notice that so many of the winners this year are from regional areas, a reason why tourists should take the initiate to visit more of these areas and enjoy the unique experiences.
One such unique experience, a first time entry by Port Arthur, is the Paranormal Investigation Experience. This is an unique experience offered to brave travelers, giving them an opportunity to investigate the paranormal activities that go on in the island. The effort was good enough to win the New Tourism Development award this year. Another first time winner is the Puddleduck Vineyard, located just at a distance of 20 minutes drive from Hobart in the scenic Coal River Valley, took the award for the Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries.
The performance of Tasmania’s East Coast is a reminder of the strength that the regional areas have in this state. The award winning performance of destinations like Coles Bay’s Sheoaks on Freycinet, Bicheno’s Sandpiper Ocean Cottages and Avalon Coastal Retreat should provide travelers with a lot of options to enjoy.