Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism Jonno Duniam has welcomed the announcement that Mona Foma will be held in Hobart and Launceston in January 2021.

“Mona Foma will be a major boost for tourism and hospitality businesses across the state’s north and south,” Assistant Minister Duniam said.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on Tasmania’s tourism industry, forcing the cancellation of events that local businesses rely on.

“We know that when Mona holds a festival, local accommodation providers book out and people come from far and wide to support the event.

“This event will be a lifeline for so many businesses that have been doing it tough.”