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The announcement that the final ash test will take place in Hobart has been well received by those in tourism, business and hospitality. Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO Michael Bailey made the historic announcement. “There are people who want things to happen and there are those who make them happen. Prime Minister Peter Gutwein just made history happen,” he said. READ MORE: It’s Official Ashes Land in Hobart Mr Bailey highlighted the economic benefits the ash test would bring to the state. “Are we going to see a short term economic benefit for the state with the influx of domestic and international visitors to the game,” he said. “But, I am very excited about the continued tourism benefits of millions of people from all over the world who are introduced to Tasmania.” One of the state’s leading tourism organizations described the test, which will take place at Blundstone Arena, as a five-day advertisement for Tasmania. READ MORE: New pop-up market in Launceston showcases gifts made by Tassie just days, ”said Luke Martin, CEO of Tourism Industry Council Tasmania. Mr Martin said it was essential for the state to take full advantage of the event, because while there would be an immediate economic benefit, it would also contribute to a “big picture”. “This is a unique opportunity in a generation that we must fully seize,” he said. “I want to see a flood of Tasmanian markings on the ground, boats on the Derwent for the cameras to spot between the overs and five bright blue sky days of January Tassie’s summer.” READ MORE: 18 years in prison for setting partner on fire Hospitality will also get a boost with move, which Tasmanian Hospitality Association CEO Steve Old called “a huge opportunity “. “You can’t take away the exposure that will bring it to the rest of the world,” he said. “Any sort of recovery that we can get for the market, and any other event around Tasmania, provides critical injection.” Securing an ash test comes at the perfect time for the hospitality industry, which has been through 20 horrific months and looks to bounce back when we reopen in the rest of Australia on December 15. “What do you think? Drop us a letter to the editor:




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