TasTalk 2018

Tourism Tasmania will hold its inaugural TasTalk trade event in Tasmania this June.

TasTalk is set to be an exciting, all-inclusive conference held in Hobart, plus a statewide famil program, and combines the Tassie Specialist Conference and Tasbound into one, larger-scale event.

What is TasTalk?

In previous years, Tourism Tasmania held two annual trade events in the state, Tasbound, attended by Inbound Tour Operators (ITOs)/Buyers, and the Tassie Specialist Conference, for those selling domestic travel and have completed our online specialist program.

In 2018 Tourism Tasmania will combine the two events, hosting ITOs/Buyers on Day One and Tassie Specialists on Day Two and enabling the Tasmanian tourism industry to meet with both groups.

The conference aims to provide further knowledge of Tasmania in order to better sell the destination and has been designed to introduce attendees to a range of Tasmanian product and experiences. The opportunity also provides the local Tasmanian tourism industry and attendees the opportunity to develop new relationships and strengthen existing ones.

To attend TasTalk an Expression of Interest (EOI) is to be submitted by ITOs/Buyers and Tassie Specialists. There will be a separate EOI process for each group.

TasTalk will be held on alternate years to Talkabout Tasmania Roadshow.

Conference program for 2018

TasTalk will be held 27-29 June 2018.

The program includes a full-day trade workshop with Tasmanian tourism operators at a full-day trade workshop for ITOs/Buyers and a full-day trade workshop for Tassie Specialists.A state-wide famil program will take place pre and post the trade workshop.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

  • Arrival of ITOs/Buyers into Hobart

Thursday, 28 June 2018

  • Trade workshop for ITOs/Buyers held in partnership with Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) and Tourism Tasmania
  • Tassie Specialists arrive into Hobart
  • Welcome Function - The Henry Jones Art Hotel

Friday, 29 June 2018

  • Trade workshop for Tassie Specialists
  • ITOs/Buyers – local famil program
  • Gala Dinner at Mona

Tassie Specialists Expression of Interest Now Open

For travel sellers to be eligible to attend the Tassie Specialist component of the conference (Friday) they must be a registered travel consultant and have successfully completed Tourism Tasmania’s Tassie Specialist online training program prior to the TasTalk expressions of interest closing date.

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ITO/Buyers Expressions of Interest Now open

Inbound Tour Operators and Buyers interested in attending TasTalk should see the Australian Tourism Export Council website.

For more information email

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Images from top: Group famil; Freycinet Peninsula; conference workshop; Tasman Peninsula; Cradle Mountain; Bruny Island

Image credits: Group famil and conference workshop - Hayley Williamson