NETT has a vision of unifying the community in North East Tasmania to make our region a favourite destination! By building the profile of North East Tasmania, we hope to see intrastate, interstate and international visitors numbers increase, and for visitors to return again and again!
NETT is designated as a Local Tourism Association, fitting in at the grassroots level of a promotional and administrative hierarchy, under the umbrellas of Tourism Northern Tasmania (our Regional Tourism Organisation), Tourism Tasmania at the State-level, and nationally with Tourism Australia.
NETT provides tourism industry representation and promotion at a local level, and gives a voice to ‘on the ground’ tourism operations and our local community in the arena of policy making, governance and marketing. NETT also acts as a feeder of statistical, economic and strategic information, both to and from regional and state peak industry bodies, to ensure our industry partners remain informed and up to date in the rapidly changing world of tourism in Tasmania
The volunteer-based organisation comprises representatives from key industry stakeholders, community and local government (namely Dorset Council).
NETT changed it’s name from Dorset Tourism Board in 2008 to better reflect our geographical base. That organisation had been operating, with local and State Government support since 2001, and other organisations were involved in promoting the area before 2001.
The means of achieving our vision have changed over the years, from attending trade expos and publishing brochures, to building an approachable and interactive digital presence. NETT was one of the first local tourism associations to develop our own website, back in 2005, and the support of Dorset Council for this rejuvenated site is gratefully acknowledged.
The area of influence and interest for NETT is primarily the Dorset local government area; however we have membership from across the wider north-east of Tasmania, and offer support to the region in general, realising that the visitor is unlikely to be aware of municipal boundaries.
NETT has a membership base and an elected board, which meets monthly. We would welcome inquiry/involvement of people with a common interest! For more information, or to become a member, please contact us by email at: [email protected].
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