The Northern Territory news Wed 15 May 2019
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NTNE01Z01MA - V1 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN www.brolgaawards.com.au 2019 BR OL G A Location, location, Location Scouts THE Territory has received a touch of Bondi Hipsters treatment, with the Van Vuuren Brothers writing and directing a new comedy series set in the NT that showcases some of our stunning locations. Location Scouts, which builds on the success of the Top End Wedding movie, follows a humorous 'clash of generations' between two disparate characters (pictured); Morgan (the fictional daughter of the film's producer and a Millennia!) and Steve (a k:nockabout bloke with decades oflocation scout experience). As they travel the Top End together scouting for Top End Wedding locations, their different outlooks and attitudes provide plenty of laughs. Tourism NT's Executive General Manager Marketing, Tony Quarmby, said the online series was an industry-first. "Location Scouts is part The Territory on show OPPORTUNITIES in the Territory's tourism industry were on display to a national and international audience recently at two industry events. Australian business event planners from the corporate, association and incentive markets attended the Darwin Showcase to see what the Territory has to offer when it comes to hosting business events. Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture Deputy CEO, Andrew Hopper, said increasing the number of domestic and international business events in the NT will help grow the tourism sector. ''The Darwin Showcase will help us build on the success of the figures achieved through the NT Government's Turbocharging Tourism initiative, which has secured 3 8 business events for the NT," he said ''Those events are predicted to bring 12,000 delegates to the NT and inject approximately $29 million into our economy. "TURB02 will continue of a wider comprehensive matketing campaign around the Top End Wedding movie that includes the Wm a Top this focus on attracting business events." An international audience heard about the opportunities available in the NT's tourism sector at the Tourism Investment Forum held as part of the Ara:fura Games 2019 Business Engagement End Wedding competition we ran in partnership with Channel Nine's Today show," he said. "Location Scouts decision makers, advisers and industry representatives. They received a valuable insight into the Territory's tourism sector, including the NT Tourism Strategy 2030. features many stunning places from the film, including the Tiwi Islands, Darwin, Jabiru, Kakadu, Amhem Land, Nitmiluk Gorge and Katherine, as well as local tourism operators and attractions, such as Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, Cicada Lodge and the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel. "Combined with the movie and the competition, Location Scouts will help showcase the Territory to hundreds of thousands of people, providing valuable exposure for our tourism operators and local businesses." Connor and Christiaan Van Vuuren are known for their quirky style, and Location Scouts is designed to appeal to young travellers while complementing the movie's key target audience. Watch the series at www. northernterritory.com! topendwedding e a NORTHERN I For further information regarding the Territory TERRITORY J) NJ Government's Tourism campaigns and Initiatives, WIJ GOVERNMENT -lltR visit www.tourlsmnt.com.au