A plan to open up travel between Australia and New Zealand could result in direct flights across the Tasman to and from the state.
National cabinet met on Tuesday with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to discuss the chance of opening travel between the two countries during the coronavirus pandemic.
Premier Peter Gutwein said on Tuesday the government would look for the opportunity to put in place direct flights between New Zealand and Tasmania.
"This is not going to happen tomorrow, it's not going to happen next week," he said.
"It's important we step through this very carefully and we do not want to get in front of ourselves in terms of these discussions."
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Tourism Industry Council Tasmania chief executive Luke Martin said two million New Zealanders travelled overseas each year but just 20,000 of these came to Tasmania.
"We know a direct service to New Zealand was in the works prior to the crisis, and if it can now be brought forward, it will be something positive for the state going forward," he said.
"So if we can grow our share of the market it will not only help with our recovery but help grow a whole new market opportunity for the state."
"I think Tasmania's going to come out of this Trans-Tasman deal possibly far worse off than other states because of our competitiveness with New Zealand in the tourism market."Vision Hotels director Brendon Deeley.
Concerns have been raised by Tasmanian tourism stakeholders about the implications a travel deal will have on the industry.
Vision Hotels director Brendon Deeley said a discussion should be had about how the "one-sided' deal would impact domestic tourism.
"Australians have this idea that they want to travel internationally because it's more exotic ... Australians are huge international travellers," he said.
"If we have an opportunity to travel outside of the country, we're going to do it.
"Yes, we might get some of them holidaying domestically, but the opportunity will be far smaller than it otherwise would've been."
Vision Hotels group owns the Cornwall Hotel in Launceston and the Scamander Resort. Mr Deeley said New Zealand had similar tourism selling points to Tasmania, making it a competitor.
"It's not like New Zealand and the Whitsundays - it's completely different to what New Zealand and Tasmania offer," he said.
"I think Tasmania's going to come out of this Trans-Tasman deal possibly far worse off than other states because of our competitiveness with New Zealand in the tourism market."
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Hobart Airport acting chief executive Matt Cocker said Tasmania should be considered as part of any arrangement to recommence travel between Australia and New Zealand.
"Hobart Airport would be a logical choice to form part of a new network between Australia and New Zealand," he said.
"While it's not expected that flights would occur anytime soon, Hobart Airport is ready to work with the airlines and the state and federal government to capitalise on the opportunity."