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Annual Report 1995/1996 Northern Territory Tourist Commission

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Title

Annual Report 1995/1996 Northern Territory Tourist Commission

Other title

Tabled Paper 2792

Collection

Tabled Papers for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

1996-10-17

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Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/288998

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/404415

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O u r M a n a g in g D ire c to r S te p h e n G regg, w h o h a s p ro v id e d e x c e lle n t le a d e rs h ip in th e se d e v e lo p m e n ts a n d w h o h as m a d e a sig n ifican t c o n tr ib u t io n in th is p ro cess , h a s u n fo r tu n a te ly a n n o u n c e d h is re s ig n a tio n e ffec tiv e fro m 31 A u g u s t, 1996 to ta k e u p th e CEO p o s itio n w ith th e Q u e e n s la n d T ouris t a n d T ravel C o rp o ra tio n . T h e e ffo rts a n d skills of o u r staff w o r ld w id e h a v e b e e n a n im p o r ta n t c o n tr ib u tin g fa c to r in o u r a c h ie v e m e n ts . I th a n k m y B o a rd co lleag u es fo r th e ir p ro fe ss io n a lism , fo r th r ig h tn e s s a n d v a lu a b le a d v ice to m a n a g e m e n t a n d G o v e rn m e n t th r o u g h o u t th e y ear. C o m m iss io n e rs B o e h m , K irk p a trick a n d R y an re s ig n ed fro m th e B o ard d u r in g th e c o u rse o f th e y ear. T h e ir w e a lth o f e x p e r ie n c e a n d c o n tr ib u tio n to th e o p e ra t io n s of th e B o a rd o v e r th e ir te rm s of office h a v e se rv ed th e B o a rd w ell. In p a rticu la r , I w ish to re co rd m y th a n k s to th e w o rk of R ich a rd R y an A M , w h o s e te n u r e o n th e B o ard h as s p a n n e d a p e rio d in w h ic h sig n ifican t c h a n g e s h a v e ta k e n p lace w ith in th e to u r is m in d u s try in th e T errito ry . I a lso w e lc o m e to th e B o a rd th e ir re p la c e m e n ts C o m m iss io n e rs Sarny , H u n t a n d V a llen tin e . T h e in d u s try in th e N o r th e rn T errito ry is fo r tu n a te to h a v e s tro n g su p p o r t fro m th e N o r th e rn T errito ry G o v e rn m e n t w h ic h h as a lw ay s s h o w n in te re s t in a n d c o m m itm e n t to th e d e v e lo p m e n t of th e local to u r is m in d u s try . O n ce a g a in I a c k n o w le d g e th e su p p o r t p ro v id e d to th e B o ard , th e C o m m iss io n a n d in d u s try d u r in g th e c o u rse o f th e y e a r by th e fo rm e r M in is te r fo r T o u rism , th e H o n . B a rry C o u lte r a n d h is staff. I a lso w e lc o m e th e c o m m itm e n t a lre a d y e v id e n c e d by th e n e w M in is te r fo r T o u rism th e H o n . M ik e R eed a n d h is staff a n d lo o k fo rw a rd to a p ro d u c tiv e a n d o n g o in g w o rk in g re la tio n sh ip . T h e C o m m iss io n 's focus in th e c o m in g y e a r w ill b e o n a d d re ss in g th e issu e of c o n v e rs io n , f u r th e r re fin in g th e d is tr ib u tio n sy s tem s fo r T errito ry p ro d u c ts , p o s itio n in g b o th A lice S p rin g s a n d D a rw in as h u b s fo r to u r in g a n d e x p lo r in g w ith in C e n tra l A u s tra lia a n d th e Top E n d a n d im p le m e n tin g th e re c o m m e n d a tio n s fro m th e D rive M a rk e t S tra teg y . T his S tra tegy , w h ic h e s ta b lish e s th r e e T o u rism D rives, n a m e ly th e S tu a r t H ighw ay , th e A lice S p rin g s/A y e rs R ock/K ings C anyon /W est M acD onnell ro u te a n d th e A r n h e m /K a k a d u /S tu a r t H ig h w ay s tr ia n g le , re co g n ise s th e im p o r ta n c e of th is m a rk e t to o u r in d u s try co lle ag u e s in re g io n a l c e n tre s t h r o u g h o u t th e T errito ry . T h e re is n o d o u b t th a t th e T errito ry c o n tin u e s to e n jo y s tro n g a t te n tio n fro m th e n a tio n a l a n d in te rn a t io n a l m a rk e ts h e n c e o u r d e te rm in a tio n to a c h ie v e a s tro n g e r c o n v e rs io n ra te in th e co m in g year. O u r fo rw a rd p la n n in g e ffo rts a re g e a re d to w a rd s a tta in in g th is o u tc o m e . JO H N RO W E 30 A u g u s t, 1996 A N N U A L R E P O R T 1995 ~ 19 9 6 5