Here at GETI we are very proud that our home state, Tasmania, has been recognised by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s ‘must-see’ regions in its new travel guide, ‘Best in Travel 2015’. The guide named Tasmania fourth on the list of the top 10 must-see regions, alongside Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, which was named the number one region to visit, Rocky Mountain National Park in the US and The Toledo District in Belize.
It is placed ahead of Northern Norway, Khumbu in Nepal, Mexico’s Copper Canyon, Flores in Indonesia, Chile’s Atacama Desert and Macau in China.
Lonely Planet, recognised worldwide by travellers as the ultimate travel guide, acknowledged Tasmania’s beautiful outdoors, eclectic culture, packed event calendar, and fine gourmet food, describing the island as “wild and dramatic, cultured and quirky”. Lonely Planet’s Chris Zeiher wrote that ‘Modern Tasmania has adopted a fresh, hip and inclusive attitude sparked by the brilliant revival of its now super-cool waterfront capital, Hobart, and the development of an eclectic year-long events calendar’ and called the food scene a ‘gourmet’s paradise’.
This latest accolade follows Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city, being named a top 10 city by Lonely Planet in 2013, and the second friendliest city in the world by Conde Nast Traveler’s 2012 Reader’s Choice awards. Tasmania’s second largest city, Launceston, was also named Australia’s most family friendly city in 2013 by Australia’s Suncorp Bank.
It’s fair to say that now is a wonderful time for your students to experience the lifestyle of Tasmania by studying at one of our schools or TasTAFE.