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Budget Paper 1994-95 No.6 Northern Territory Economy



Budget Paper 1994-95 No.6 Northern Territory Economy

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Tabled Paper 2156


Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Barry Coulter


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Tourism The Territory tourism industry, while still developing, contributes proportionately more to the Territory economy than at the national level, both in terms o f export earnings and employment. Over the past couple o f years, the Territory tourism industry progressed through a num ber o f positive structural changes laying the foundation for future growth. Results from improved coordination and focus o f in d u stry e ffo rts began to materialise in 1992/93 as increased numbers o f overseas and interstate tourists chose the Territory as their holiday destination. Table 9.1 Recreation, Tourism and Other Services % o f GDP Queensland 5.5 New South Wales 5.3 Tasmania 5.2 Northern Territory 5.0 Australian Capital Territory 4.2 South Australia 4.1 Western Australia 3.8 Victoria 3.6 Australia 4.6 Source: ABS Cat. No. 5220.0, 1991/92 During 1993/94, estimated total visitor numbers to the Northern Territory increased 13.4% to 1 039 000 persons. This increase in ac tiv ity led to a rise in the proportion o f Figure 9.1 000 nights 8000 6000 Northern Territory Visitor Nights by Type of Accommodation I Hotels/Motels I Other Commercial I Visiting Friends & Relatives 4000 2000 0 86/87 87/88 88/89 89/90 90/91 91/92 92/93 93/94* Source: Kinhil] Cameron McNamara Summary Report 1992/93 NT Treasury estimate 49

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