An AT brief on awards for Tasmania
The island state recently launched its ad campaign, Tasmania – Bigger Than Australia but seems it may not need it at all.
We tell you now, Tasmania is THE destination in 2009. Not only has it been recognised as one of ‘44 Places To Go’ by the New York Times – the only Australian destination included on the list – but it was also just named ‘World’s Best Island for 2008’ by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine and took out a host of awards in The Weekend Australian’s annual Travel and Tourism Awards.
Lonely Planet has also applauded the island state, naming the Bay of Fires as one of its ‘Top 10 Regions’ for 2009.
Our little island is off to bigger and better things it seems. Make sure you go before it becomes over-run or yesterday’s “secret” tip. (Check out our current issue’s Shortcuts section for two wonderful Valentine’s hideaways in Tassie.)