Southerners are loving the Northern Territory with domestic traveller numbers up, according to the latest Visitor Survey data.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the latest results showed the Northern Territory continued to be a major tourist hotspot for domestic travellers.
“In the year to September 2018 we’ve seen a 13% increase in domestic holiday visitors up to 657,000; the highest level recorded by the National Visitor Survey since it commenced in 1998.
“This is testament to our local tourism operators and great news for local businesses and the local economy which benefit from every dollar travellers spend.
“We’ve got some great attractions in the Territory including Uluru and Kings Canyon with the Lasseter region having increases in both domestic and international tourists.
Southerners are loving Litchfield and Kakadu Parks, which have seen domestic tourist increases and it’s clear they are a major drawcard for visitors. Alice Springs and the Katherine Daly regions also increased domestic tourist numbers.
“Tourism was thriving under the former Country Liberals NT Government. Under Labor’s part-time, missing in action minister Lauren Moss tourism has suffered. The Gunner Government’s inept management of the Northern Territory economy has hit the tourism and travel industry hard, as while domestic holiday visits are up, other visitors including business and visiting family and friends has declined.
“The Coalition Government continues to deliver record funding to Tourism Australia for cutting-edge campaigns such as Undiscover and Dundee, helping to lure more tourists down under.”
The latest Visitor Survey results are available at: www.tra.gov.au.