As Tasmania’s appeal as an ideal destination for the Corporate Incentive Travel (CIT) market is growing, so too is the infrastructure required to sufficiently service the market.
Business Events Tasmania (BET) understands the need for increased luxury accommodation options and international hotel brands within Tasmania, and BET’s Chief Executive Officer Marnie Craig is excited about the number of quality options on the horizon.
‘Hobart’s accommodation capacity is expanding rapidly with four new hotels soon to open.
‘The new hotels will be conveniently located in Hobart’s CBD and within short walking distance of many of Hobart’s conferencing and function venues, restaurants, entertainment and shopping precinct.’ said Craig
Hobart’s new hotel developments include:
- Crowne Plaza, a 235-room 4.5-star hotel (to open March 2020)
- Vibe Hotel, a 135-room & 7 apartments, 4.5-star hotel (due for completion April 2020)
- Movenpick Hotel, 196-room 5-star hotel (due for completion, April 2020)
- The Tasman – a Marriot Luxury Collection hotel – 152-room boutique 5-star hotel (opening late 2020)
Craig claims ‘Our strength as an organisation, and destination within the Business events industry, has always been within the association market. And while that remains of great importance to us, we feel that Tasmania has so much to offer the CIT market.’
‘BET is focussed on working with Tasmania’s tourism and hospitality providers to package suitable WOW experiences for this market. In turn positioning Tasmania as a highly desirable destination of choice for corporate incentive travel groups.’
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