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Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss will today join 29 tourism business from across the Territory, the largest delegation since 2009, to promote Territory tourism at Australia’s largest annual travel and tourism business-to-business event, the week-long Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE).
Minister Moss will attend the event to promote NT tourism with key tourism bodies and to support the large delegation of businesses from Darwin, Katherine, Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Alice Springs and Uluru.
The ATE is a major opportunity for NT tourism businesses to promote their products and experiences to over 700 key buyer delegations from over 30 countries, including from important Asian markets.
Minister Moss said that “I am thrilled to once again have the opportunity to promote and support the Territory’s exceptional tourism businesses.”
“The Territory Labor Government is investing in new and enhanced tourism products and experiences, including $50 million towards a new iconic national art gallery in Alice Springs and $50 million towards a new museum in Darwin, which will attract new visitors to the Territory, create jobs and provide a boost to our more than 2,000 tourism-related businesses.
“Despite facing tough economic times, the Gunner Government is investing in tourism, recognising that it is one of the Territory’s key economic drivers that supports over 15,000 direct and indirect jobs.
“I look forward to meeting with key national tourism bodies to continue to promote tourism in the Territory. I will be meeting with Tourism Australia to discuss how we can continue to grow and market the Northern Territory as a key holiday destination for national and international travellers, as well as increasing Indigenous tourism opportunities.
“I will also meet with key national tourism operators including the Australian Tourism Export Council, which has a strong Territory membership, to discuss our tourism priorities, including forging stronger links with the emerging markets of China and India.”
The ATE will be held in Sydney at the International Convention Centre from 14-18 May.