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Annual Report 1995/1996 Northern Territory Tourist Commission



Annual Report 1995/1996 Northern Territory Tourist Commission

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commitments on an annual basis. This agreement to be completed by September 1996, will significantly add to the effectiveness and cohesiveness of the Northern Territory's marketing. The formation of the Territory Chapter of the Tourism Council Australia is also welcomed by the Commission and will enable industry issues to be voiced on the national stage. The Commission will work with this Association where appropriate and wishes it every success. I N F R A S T R U C T U R E D E V E L O P M E N T Construction of several major hotels and strata titled complexes are underway and by early 1997, it is expected that 600 new hotel and holiday apartment rooms will be available to the tourist market. Also extensions at Ayers Rock Resort and Kings Canyon were completed and work on the Alice Springs Desert Park is now at an advanced stage of construction. The Commission is monitoring room stock growth to ensure that adequate marketing plans are in place to ensure visitor growth meets with the new room supply available. S U M M A R Y In conclusion, the 1995/96 year has been a year when the marketing plans for new strategic directions have been implemented and these activities are now entering their consolidation and finetuning stage. The Tourism Development Masterplan continues to be a driving influence for both Government and industry in determining future development. The staff at the Commission have shown themselves to be committed and responsive to changing circumstances and greatly appreciate the guidance and support provided by our Board of Commissioners and Minister for Tourism in this period the Hon. Barry Coulter, MLA. In particular the counsel provided by our Chairman, Mr John Rowe A M to management is greatly appreciated and the efforts of our Deputy Chairman Mr Barry Bucholtz in chairing the Finance and Audit Committee have greatly assisted in the efficient management of the organisation. The Tourist Commission continues to grow as an organisation. There is a commitment by management and staff to learning new skills and encouraging performance improvement within the organisation. This is reflected in a corporate culture that encourages motivation, enthusiasm and dedication to the success of the Northern Territory industry. STEPHEN GREGG Managing Director 30 August, 1996 A N N U A L R E P O R T 1 9 9 5 19 9 6