World’s best island
Name the world’s best islands and one could be forgiven for picturing palm trees and coconuts to a Hawaiian themed soundtrack. But according to Travel + Leisure, America’s largest travel magazine brand, Tasmania is the best island in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. What’s more, the readers rated Tassie fourth among the world’s top ten islands.
Each year, the Travel + Leisure readers vote for their favourite destinations as part of the World’s Best Annual survey. The island rankings are based on readers’ ratings of five characteristics: natural attractions/beaches, activities/sights, restaurants/food, people/friendliness, and value.
Tasmania is thrilled to be listed as one of the world’s best ten islands and re-define what international travellers are seeking in island destinations. It is the ultimate validation of how a destination is serving Travel + Leisure readers, from experienced global travellers.
Acting Chief Executive of Tourism Tasmania, Guy Taylor, said that Tasmania’s holiday appeal continues to grow stronger and spread further every day.
“Over the past 12 months, Tasmania has received a host of global awards and accolades, and the latest Travel + Leisureannouncement is yet another reason why more people should visit Australia’s premium island state”.
The world has awoken to the lure of this island at the world’s edge. Lonely Planet named Tasmania one of the world’s most desirable regions in 2015 and even Chinese President Xi stopped in to say hello. We invited the world to dinner as part of Restaurant Australia and it appears visitors are wanting a second helping, coming in numbers never seen before.