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Sharing Unique Territory Experiences in Shenzhen

With the commencement of Donghai Airlines non-stop flights from Shenzhen in China to Darwin, Territorians have a new holiday destination to discover with flights departing and returning on Wednesdays and Sundays.

While in Shenzhen today, Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss met with Chinese travel agents and viewed the Tourism NT’s first tourism campaign within Shenzhen and Southern China showcasing NT destinations and attractions on billboards as well as digital advertising spaces.

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Chinese Tourists Are Coming: NT Delegation departs for first to China-Darwin flight

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss is leading a Territory delegation to China today ahead of the Donghai Airlines inaugural flight into Darwin from Shenzhen on Wednesday 30 May 2018.

A milestone service for the Territory, the direct route from China is anticipated to bring thousands of new Chinese visitors to the Territory, and has the potential to deliver $32 million in new visitor expenditure each year.

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Open Day at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

Join in the free fun and festivities tomorrow at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

The annual Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Day is a celebration and recognition of the importance botanic gardens play in our lives and communities.

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Eyes of the AFL World on Alice Springs

The eyes of the AFL world will be on Alice Springs this weekend when the 2018 Toyota AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Round kicks off at Traeger Park. The AFL’s week-long celebration of Indigenous culture will start in the heart of Australia when the Demons takes on the Crows on Sunday.

For the first time, Channel 7 will deliver a six hour live broadcast from Alice Springs to mark the occasion, which will include a curtain raiser match between the Centralian Red Tails and Top End Storm and a special cultural performance.

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Chinese Tourists Are Coming: NT Delegation departs for first China-Darwin flight

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss is leading a Territory delegation to China on Sunday ahead of the Donghai Airlines inaugural flight into Darwin from Shenzhen on Wednesday 30 May 2018.

A milestone service for the Territory, the direct route from China is anticipated to bring thousands of new Chinese visitors to the Territory, and has the potential to deliver $32 million in new visitor expenditure each year.

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New Tourism and Culture CEO announced

The Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss today announced the appointment of Ms Simonne Shepherd to the role of CEO of the Northern Territory’s Department of Tourism and Culture.

Ms Shepherd brings to the role a proven background in diversifying tourism markets, developing strong strategic partnerships and providing innovative executive leadership, both in Australia and internationally.

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NT Delegation Heads to China for Inaugural Donghai Flight Ceremony

A Northern Territory delegation will travel to China from 27 to 30 May as part of the Donghai Airlines, inaugural flight ceremony.

This visit forms part of the Territory’s commitment to building a sustainable aviation network and attracting the first ever, new direct international air service from China.

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Taiwan-Australia Artists in Residence announced

The Department of Tourism and Culture is today congratulating dancer and choreographer, Rachael Wallis of Nhulunbuy in North-East Arnhem Land, and Paiwan singer Mei-Chuan Sang of Taiwan, as the successful recipients of the 2018 Taiwan-Australia Indigenous Artist in Residence program.

The Northern Territory Government through Arts NT is a proud supporter of the program with a $100,000 contribution towards the two-year Indigenous Arts Exchange Artist in Residence initiative, with matched funding from the Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Cultural Development Centre (IPCDC) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

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Discover the Northern Territory Library online

The Northern Territory Library has launched its new website making it even easier for users to discover more about the Territory’s unique history and culture.

The new online home, ntl.nt.gov.au is a one-stop-shop about the Library that can be used by culture seekers, researchers, students, tourists and regular library visitors.

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Creating Jobs: 45 NT Tourism Industry Business Ready for Chinese Visitors

With Donghai Airlines inaugural direct flight from China (Shenzhen) to Darwin now just a week away, the Territory Labor Government have confirmed that 45 local businesses have now completed Tourism NT’s China Ready Workshops and are ready for visitors.

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss said making the NT a ‘China Ready Destination’ is important so we can benefit from new Chinese tourists and create and sustain more local jobs.