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Budget 2013/14 Northern Territory Economy



Budget 2013/14 Northern Territory Economy

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166 Tourism 2013-14 Budget the number of sameday trips undertaken by Territorians in 2012, down to 1million trips from 1.1 million the previous year. Regional Visitor Numbers Central Australia and the Top End Although total overnight visitor numbers to the Territory increased in 2012, growth was limited to an increase in domestic visitor numbers to the TopEnd. International visitors to the Top End declined, while in CentralAustralia both domestic and international visitor numbers declined. Source: TRA, International Visitors in Australia, December 2012; Tourism NT Source: TRA, Travel by Australians, December 2012; Tourism NT The number of international visitors to Central Australia declined by 9percent in 2012, continuing a downward trend extending back to 2007. In the Top End, international visitor numbers declined by a further 19percent, following two prior years of downward movement. The decline in international visitors to the Top End was partially offset by a 12.9percent increase in domestic visitors. In contrast, domestic visitors to CentralAustralia declined by 4.6percent, compounding the effect that declining international visitor numbers had on the local tourism industry. Declining domestic tourism in Central Australia reflects the impact of reduced air services to the region and the unwinding of the NorthernTerritory Emergency Response policy, which is likely to have resulted in fewer business visitors. Ongoing law and order issues in Chart 13.5: Number of International Visitors to the Top End and Central Australia (moving annual total) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 Calendar year Central Australia Top End Number (000) Chart 13.6: Number of Domestic and Intrastate Overnight Visitors to the Top End and CentralAustralia (moving annual total) 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 Year ended June Top End Central Australia Number (000)