Territorians aren’t travelling ‘in their patch’ but others are!
A report just released by Tourism Research Australia shows that, when compared with the year ending December 2006, the number of Territorians travelling around the NT has fallen 7.3% but there has been an increase in the average length of stay of ‘holiday visitors’ from 8 to 9 nights, higher than the national average of 6.5 nights – ‘bucking the national trend’ towards shorter trips.’
The NT’s growth rate of interstate holiday nights has outstripped national figures with:
AND there has also been
Tourism Minister Paul Henderson in his Press Release 15 March said:
“It shows that the increase of $10 million to Tourism NT’s base level funding is
paying dividends and confirms that our ‘Share our Story’ marketing campaign is
I suppose in business there are always winners and losers. These figures are really good news for Territory tourism operators but all summer my thoughts have been with businessowners in the bushfire areas, especially in the Victorian high country, as the fires followed a ‘non-existent’ snow season……..really tough.