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Sharing the benefits of the $67 million cruise ship industry



Sharing the benefits of the $67 million cruise ship industry


Tollner, David; Conlan, Matthew

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Country Liberals


Media Releases for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Media Releases; ParliamentNT




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Shipping; Tourism

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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Minister for Tourism, Matt Conlan, said Darwin received 38 cruise ships for the 12 months ending in June this year, most of which visited during the wet season, bringing approximately 60,000 passengers and crew to the Top End. Cruise ships visit Australia during the southern hemisphere summer, which is why the bulk of visits to Darwin occur in the wet season. Its estimated the number of cruise ship visits will increase to 42 this financial year. On average, around 30 per cent of cruise ship passengers participate in organised, pre-booked shore excursions. The remaining 70 per cent of passengers prefer to make their own arrangements, taking independent tours, or shopping in local supermarkets, boutiques, souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants. The cruise guide workshop is just one way that the Northern Territory Government is working to address supply issues related to the tourism industry, ensuring a robust, sustainable tourism sector capable of helping grow the visitor economy in the Northern Territory to $2.2 billion by 2020, Mr Conlan said. Media Contact: Minister Tollner: Jon Taylor 0417 710687 Minister Conlan: Lisa Andrews 0401 579 963

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