Qantas signs $4.3 million tourism deal with Tasmania

The airline plans to put the island on top of tourists’ “must visit” list.

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Qantas (ASX: QAN) is taking Tasmanian tourism by storm. The company announced today that it has entered into a $4.35 million joint marketing agreement with the Tasmanian government to put the island state on the top of tourists’ “To Do” list.

In addition to appealing to Aussies’ sense of adventure, Qantas will market the state’s offerings to potential visitors from Britain, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Tasmania is the latest state to add its name to a Qantas tourism agreement. The airline has already penned deals with Western Australia, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, and Queensland, putting its total joint investments at over $60 million for a three-year period.

Foolish takeaway

Tourism deals can be mutually beneficial, and Qantas’s joint agreements align its own goal of more travellers with Tasmania’s goal of more tourists. Virgin Australia (ASX: VAH) has taken a different tack, and announced today that it would extend its AFL sponsorship for an additional five years on top of the three years already completed. Virgin CEO John Borghetti noted that his company has continued to launch “innovative initiatives” to make the most of its sponsorship, alluding to “tens of thousands” of seats filled by flying AFL fans.

From sports to states, the direct benefit from sponsorships is often difficult to quantify. For Qantas, a $4.3 million tourism deal is small change, and allows the airline to continue its state-by-state tourism takeover. Even at $60 million over three years, the airline has further affirmed its status as “The Australian Airline,” a move that could become even more lucrative when combined with its expanded Asia footprint and Oz’s serious attack on the country’s expensive dollar.

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