Talking Tourism Episode #41 - Covid 19 Special: Tasmanian Tourism Stalwarts Ian Rankine & Simon Currant
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As much as anyone, Ian Rankine and Simon Currant have shaped and guided the growth and development of Tasmanian tourism over the past 40-years.
The two Tasmanian Tourism Champions join TICT CEO Luke Martin, to share their thoughts on the Covid-19 crisis, their perspective from past industry disruptions, and the measures they have undertaken over the past month in securing their own businesses.
Ian Rankine is Managing Director of Innkeepers Tasmania and TasVacations, two of the largest retailers of Tasmanian visitor experiences. Ian is a long-time Director of Tourism Industry Council Tasmania. He also serves as a Director on the Tourism Tasmania Board, as nominee of the Tasmanian tourism industry through TICT.
Simon Currant AM is the visionary and developer behind Cradle Mountain Lodge, Franklin Manor, Strahan Village, Gordon River Cruises, and Peppermint Bay. He currently operates Pumphouse Point within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Simon was Chairman of TICT for 15-years, is a former Tasmanian of the Year, and one of only 17 Australians to be officially recognised as a Legend of Australian Tourism.