It has been reported that a record number of passengers have booked a seat on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry so far this year.
A total of 304,000 tickets have been sold, up 40,000 on tickets sold last year.
Acting tourism minister Jeremy Rockliff said it was a sign the State Government’s plan to increase passenger numbers was working,
“We have invested $31.5 million refurbishing the passenger areas,” he said.
“We have increased day sailings and also significantly lowered the average fare prices.
“It is clear that what we are doing is capturing the curiosity of travellers and having a great flow-on effect, especially on tourism and hospitality.”
For day sailing bookings ae up 50 percent on last year and an encouraging 80 percent on 2014.