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What we do

Launceston and Tamar Valley Tourism Association is the peak body for businesses that service travelers in our region. We aim to promote sustainable tourism growth; to provide leadership and coordination to the tourism industry; to encourage participation and industry development; to co-ordinate research, sharing insights and trends; to provide a voice to Government at all levels, councils and other Tourism entities; and help facilitate the promotion and development of tourism in the region. LTVTA provides benefits through membership in the following main areas:
  • Networking and sharing of information
  • Education and training opportunities
  • Showcasing local products and services at our expo
  • Working with TNT to deliver benefits to members
  • Assisting Councils and TNT to enhance the visitor experience
  • Advocacy and representation of members interests and issues at local and state level

LTVTA Strategic Plan

In May 2016, LTVTA undertook a strategic planning process to progress the association and create action plans for the future based on a number of changes to the organisation. You are welcome to read our strategic plan (57K PDF)

Board members spacerOur board is an elected group of industry representatives from a variety of businesses. All board members are volunteer members and are elected for a period of two years.

Sam Denmead

Chair

Tourism + Marketing Consultant, Green Hat Tourism, sam@greenhattourism.com.au

    Darron Baker

    Treasurer

    Consultant

      Karen Phillips

      Secretary & Public Officer

      Industry Services Advisor, Tourism Industry Council Tasmania, karen.phillips@tict.com.au

        Stuart Alexander

        Vice Chair

        Account Executive, Steadfast Taswide Insurance Brokers, stuart@steadfasttaswide.com.au

          Pam von Stieglitz

          Board member

          TwoFourTwo Boutique Apartments, stay@twofourtwo.com.au

            Craig Hawkins

            Board Member

            Managing Director, Seahorse World, info@seahorseworld.com.au

              Kim Jeffery

              Board Member

              Sales & Business Development Manager, McDermott’s Coaches, kim@mcdermotts.com.au

                Damien Blackwell

                Board Member

                Tourism Development Officer, West Tamar Council, damien.blackwell@wtc.tas.gov.au

                  Lee-Ann Paterson

                  Board Member

                  Community Development & Tourism Project Officer, George Town Council, leeannp@georgetown.tas.gov.au

                    Lea Weiler

                    Board Member

                    Tourism Project Officer, City of Launceston, lea.weiler@launceston.tas.gov.au

                       

                      Paul Seaman

                      Board Member

                      General Manager, Mantra Charles Hotel, paul.seaman@mantragroup.com.au

                         

                        Angie Hart

                        Board Member - currently on maternity leave

                        Tourism & Business Events Officer, City of Launceston, angie.hart@launceston.tas.gov.au

                           
                          Join LTVTA

                          Why join the LTVTA?

                          Our focus is on SHARING KNOWLEDGE and FOSTERING BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS. We will encourage this by connecting members at regular networking functions. We’ll provide the most current information on issues of relevance to our members, to keep abreast of the constantly shifting playing field. We’ll present opportunities for you access skills training, we’ll bring in expert speakers to address YOU at our functions. We’ll connect you to the people that provide an excellent source of referral business – your industry colleagues. At the core of our organisation is our members and we exist to look after our industry.
                          ADVOCACY
                          The LTVTA will be the voice to our regional tourism organization, Tourism Northern Tasmania, by providing a two way communication between us as the industry body for the area, and them as the regional body that communicates directly with TICT and Tourism Tasmania. We provide them with industry feedback and updates, help identify gaps in local industry offerings on a local level, and assist in feeding information to our members or marketing and training opportunities. The LTVTA has representatives from all three councils in our area sitting on the board, allowing us direct access to our individual local council.
                          NETWORKING
                          Our functions are not just about a handful of the same old people propping up the bar. Networking in tourism is paramount to being seen as a successful and serious player in the tourism game. Yes, many a deal has been done over a drink, but meeting someone face to face has so much more value when you can contact that person or understand their business better from having had a conversation with them. At networking functions, you’ll learn something from the guest speaker, be given the chance to introduce yourself and your business to everyone in the room, check out a different venue each time, and hand out and receive business cards from the movers and shakes in the industry.
                          UPSKILLING
                          One of the things we think we can offer is the facilitation of training opportunities for members to continually improve their knowledge of the industry.
                          COMMUNICATION
                          LTVTA members receive ALL the news from within the industry. TNT relies on our organization to deliver news items, training opportunities, information requests and more. So if you’re not a member, you’ll often miss out on essential information. We send a regular newsletter to all members and conduct annual surveying to ensure we’re meeting your needs. We are your link with TNT, TICT and Tourism Tasmania. Talk to us and we will represent your interests to the wider industry.
                          MEMBER BENEFITS
                          Exclusive member only offers and corporate benefits.
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                          List of current LTVTA members:

                          LogoBusiness NameWebsite
                          adinaAdina Place City View ApartmentsClick here to view this website
                          logo_aliceAlice's Cottages & Spa HideawaysClick here to view this website
                          bass3Bass & Flinders Centre Click here to view this website
                          beauty_pointBeauty Point Tourist ParkClick here to view this website
                          Best Western PlusBest Western Plus LauncestonClick here to view this website
                          Beyond Urban ToursBeyond Urban ToursClick here to view this website
                          Big 4 Kelso Sands Holiday ParkClick here to view this website
                          Cataract on PatersonCataract on PatersonClick here to view this website
                          Chilli FMChilli FMClick here to view this website
                          Launceston City CouncilCity of LauncestonClick here to view this website
                          City PromCityprom IncClick here to view this website
                          ClarionClarion City Park Grand HotelClick here to view this website
                          Commodore RegentCommodore RegentClick here to view this website
                          Country ClubCountry Club TasmaniaClick here to view this website
                          Discover Tasmania ToursDiscover Tasmania ToursClick here to view this website
                          FestivaleFestivaleClick here to view this website
                          Foot and PlaystedFoot & Playsted Click here to view this website
                          georgetownGeorge Town CouncilClick here to view this website
                          greenhatGreen Hat TourismClick here to view this website
                          Honey TasmaniaHoney TasmaniaClick here to view this website
                          Hotel Grand ChancellorHotel Grand ChancellorClick here to view this website
                          James Boags BreweryJames Boags Brewery ExperienceClick here to view this website
                          Kingthing MarketingKingthing MarketingClick here to view this website
                          LAFMLA FMClick here to view this website
                          Launceston AirportLaunceston AirportClick here to view this website
                          Launceston Chamber of CommerceLaunceston Chamber of CommerceClick here to view this website
                          Launceston's Gorge Scenic ChairliftClick here to view this website
                          Lentara GroveLentara GroveClick here to view this website
                          Low Head Pilot StationLow Head Pilot Station MuseumClick here to view this website
                          Low Head Tourist ParkLow Head Tourist Park Click here to view this website
                          Mantra Charles HotelMantra Charles HotelClick here to view this website
                          mcdermottsMcDermott's CoachesClick here to view this website
                          Mercure LauncestonMercure LauncestonClick here to view this website
                          Moores HilMoores Hill EstateClick here to view this website
                          National Automobile AssociationNational Automobile Museum TasmaniaClick here to view this website
                          old_tudorOlde Tudor Motor InnClick here to view this website
                          On Your Bike ToursOn Your Bike ToursClick here to view this website
                          Peppers Seaport HotelClick here to view this website
                          Peppers York Cove Click here to view this website
                          Platypus HouseClick here to view this website
                          Prestige Leisure ToursClick here to view this website
                          Relbia LodgeRelbia LodgeClick here to view this website
                          seahorseSeahorse WorldClick here to view this website
                          Starbar Café and HotelClick here to view this website
                          steadfastSteadfast Taswide Insurance BrokersClick here to view this website
                          Stillwater River CafeClick here to view this website
                          Strong PhotographyClick here to view this website
                          Tamar Cove MotelClick here to view this website
                          Tamar Island WetlandsClick here to view this website
                          Tamar Ridge EstatesClick here to view this website
                          Tamar River CruisesTamar River CruisesClick here to view this website
                          Tamar Valley ResortTamar Valley Resort GrindelwaldClick here to view this website
                          Tasmanian Travelways / Fairfax MediaClick here to view this website
                          TasTAFE DrysdaleTasTAFE DrysdaleClick here to view this website
                          Fairfax MediaThe Examiner Newspaper/ Fairfax MediaClick here to view this website
                          The Pier HotelThe Pier HotelClick here to view this website
                          The Sebel LauncestonThe Sebel LauncestonClick here to view this website
                          Rosevears HotelClick here to view this website
                          tourismindustryTourism Industry Council TasmaniaClick here to view this website
                          Tourism Northern TasmaniaTourism Northern Tasmania (TNT)Click here to view this website
                          TWOFOURTWO Boutique Apartments
                          Click here to view this website
                          Vibe TasmaniaClick here to view this website
                          westtamarWest Tamar CouncilClick here to view this website
                          Ice creamery cafe Penny RoyalClick here to view this website
                          Launceston City Ghost ToursClick here to view this website
                          Uncover TasmaniaClick here to view this website
                          Ivy Cottage B&BClick here to view this website
                          Brady's Lookout CiderClick here to view this website
                          The Blue HouseClick here to view this website
                          Tas Off Road AdventuresClick here to view this website
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                          This website was created as a project for the Certificate IV Interactive Digital Media students attending the Alanvale Campus of TasTAFE.

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