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Northern Territory visitors spend $2 billion in 2015



Northern Territory visitors spend $2 billion in 2015


Giles, Adam

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Country Liberals


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Northern Territory Government

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Other highlights from the National Visitor Survey released today for the 12 months to December 2015 include: Total visitors to the NT up 20 per cent to 1.3 million Total nights to the NT up 27 per cent to 8.3 million Total expenditure in the NT up 7 per cent or $100 million, to $1.5 billion. Mr Giles said the Northern Territory outperformed all other jurisdictions in 2015 to record the highest growth in domestic visitors. Conditions are ripe for domestic tourism at the moment and its fantastic to see so many Aussies choosing the Northern Territory as their holiday of choice, he said. Todays results are also a strong indicator our Million Dollar Fish campaign helped lure more Australians to the NT during the first three months of the competition with fishing holidays to the NT for the December 2015 quarter jumping from 7000 to 20,000 compared to the same period in 2014. Also last year saw more Territorians holiday in their own backyard with our co-operative promotions Do the Top End and Do the Red Centre run in conjunction with our Regional Tourism Organisations delivering a 44 per cent increase in intra-Territory holiday visitors to the Top End and a 22 per cent increase in the Red Centre. Media Contact: Scott Whitby 0438 531 583

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