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TTF welcomes Northern Territory Government’s backing for tourism

TTF welcomes Northern Territory Government’s backing for tourism
May 2, 2018

Tourism and Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has welcomed the Northern Territory Government’s recognised of the potential for tourism to be the next key long-term economic driver of in its economy with continuing strong investment in the sector in the 2018/19 Budget.

TTF Chief Executive, Margy Osmond, said that despite the bleak fiscal outlook the Northern Territory Government’s investment in the visitor economy acknowledged tourism as sustainable way to transition from the mining economy.

Osmond advised “the Northern Territory Government has not been shy in acknowledging they are dealing with a slowing economy and are staring down the barrel of record net-debt and deficit, but TTF congratulates the Government on recognising that investing in tourism is the most effective and sustainable way to turn the economy around.

“Investing in destination marketing to allow Tourism NT to sell the Top End to Australia and the world is the most effective way to supercharge the Territory’s tourism potential, drive jobs growth and reverse the recent downturn in international visitor expenditure.

“It is very pleasing that through the $103 million Turbocharging Tourism package announced in 2017/18 and continuing into the 2018/19 budget year the Government will have invested $26.6 million over two years to deliver more targeted marketing campaigns and secure lucrative business events.

“This includes measures to boost cultural and heritage tourism by promoting the NT as a military history destination, initiatives to encourage natural asset visitation through natural encounters and strategic airline services marketing, including with international partners.

“TTF also welcomes the $52.5 million commitment to establish new tourism infrastructure, $24.5 million to develop and enhance the existing festival program and close to $35 million to rejuvenate Darwin and Alice Springs’ town centres. This will be incredibly vital in ensuring the NT is not left behind in capitalising on the current Asian travel boom.”

Image: Kakadu National Park.

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28th March 2018 - NORTHERN TERRITORY GOVERNMENT’S OPENS APPLICATIONS FOR $3 MILLION VISITOR EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

26th March 2018 - NORTHERN TERRITORY GOVERNMENT PICKS ALICE SPRINGS SITE FOR NEW INDIGENOUS MUSEUM 

25th February 2018 - KAKADU TO BUILD ON AUSTRALIAN TOURISM AWARDS’ SUCCESS WITH UPGRADED INFRASTRUCTURE AND MAJOR EVENTS 

20th February 2018 - NORTHERN TERRITORY GOVERNMENT LOOKS FOR INVESTMENT IN NEW WATERPARK

16th February 2018 - NORTHERN TERRITORY GOVERNMENT LOOKS TO ‘TURBOCHARGE’ TOURISM

12th November 2017 - NORTHERN TERRITORY RANGERS BRINGING ARAFURA SWAMP BACK FROM THE BRINK 

9th August 2017 - AUSTRALIA’S GREAT OUTDOORS NEEDS TO BE MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR NATURE-BASED TOURISM

21st April 2017 - TOURISM NT SUPPORTING LOCAL OPERATORS TO DRIVE VISITATION IN THE TERRITORY 

12th March 2016 - TTF REVEALS PLAN FOR TOURISM TO ‘TURBOCHARGE’ THE AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY 

28th May 2015 - AUSTRALIA COUNCIL AWARDS INDIGENOUS CREATIVE EXCELLENCE 

23rd May 2013 - TJAPUKAI BIDS FOR AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS MUSEUM

10th September 2012 - NEW NORTHERN TERRITORY GOVERNMENT TO RELOCATE TOURISM NT TO ALICE SPRINGS 


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