The growth in Tasmania's popularity with tourists is now impacting on ways to travel to and from the state.
TT-Line's Spirit of Tasmania will introduce two additional day sailings on Tuesday 27 March and Sunday 29 April to meet increasing demand for travel on Bass Strait.
The sailings will assist Tasmanians planning to travel just prior to Easter, Victorian school holiday travellers wishing to visit Tasmania, as well as those wishing to travel with a caravan or motorhome during this popular holiday period.
Acting CEO John McGrath said the company had already added new day sailings on Sunday 4 March and Tuesday 20 March.
“Caravans and motorhomes continue to be very popular on Spirit of Tasmania vessels, and we want to encourage passengers travelling with these vehicles to travel by day,” he said.
“In 2017/18, Spirit of Tasmania has carried or has booked to carry on future sailings four per cent more caravans than in 2016/17.”
Mr McGrath said Spirit of Tasmania’s day sailing strategy had been very successful following the refurbishment of the vessels.
“Spirit of Tasmania achieved a company record for January,” he said.
“Passenger volumes were the highest on record, higher even than when the company was operating three vessels.
“January 2018 was the first time the company carried more than 80,000 passengers in a single month.”