TasTalk 2018

Tourism Tasmania will hold its inaugural TasTalk trade event in 2018 in Tasmania.

The event 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), 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 ITO’s on day 1 and Tassie Specialists on day 2 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.

TasTalk will be held on alternate years to Talkabout Tasmania Roadshow with the next TasTalk taking place in mid 2018.

Conference program for 2018

The program includes a full-day trade workshop with Tasmanian tourism operators and a chance to participate in one of five famil programs.

Full details of the TasTalk program will provided as they are confirmed.

TasTalk will be held 27-29 June 2018.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

  • Arrival of ITOs into Hobart

Thursday, 28 June 2018

  • Trade workshop for ITOs held in partnership with Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) and Tourism Tasmania,
  • Tassie Specialists arrive into Hobart
  • Welcome Function

Friday, 29 June 2018

  • Trade workshop for Tassie Specialists
  • ITOs – local famil program
  • Gala Dinner

The state-wide famil program will take place pre and post the trade workshop.

More information

Expressions of Interest will be open mid-March.

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. For more information email

For Inbound Tour Operators interested in attending TasTalk, see more information on the Australian Tourism Export Council website

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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