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26 Aug 2014 Travel agents take flight to the Top End
Three hundred Flight Centre travel agents have wound up a fact-finding mission to the Top End that will help promote the Northern Territory as a must-do holiday destination.
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19 Aug 2014 Reptile Centre to get much-needed makeover
The popular Alice Springs Reptile Centre will receive a much-needed makeover that will allow it to attract more visitors under a new project supported by the Country Liberals Government.
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17 Aug 2014 Territory to fly high at UK Birdfair
The Northern Territory will be promoted as a must-visit destination and a birdwatchers paradise at a major exhibition in the United Kingdom this weekend.
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13 Aug 2014 Sharing the benefits of the $67 million cruise ship industry
The Northern Territory Government is helping Territorians develop the skills to enable them to benefit from our annual $67 million cruise ship industry.
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11 Aug 2014 Tourism boost for Arnhem Land
Australia’s number one rating breakfast show ‘Sunrise’ will feature East Arnhem Land and Darwin during five days of live weather crosses starting today. 
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09 Aug 2014 Backing Central Australian Tourism
The Northern Territory Government is investing in improving the 'road-trip' experience for Territory visitors with a $100,000 grant to upgrade the Wauchope Hotel. 
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03 Aug 2014 Amazing exposure for Northern Territory tourism
The Northern Territory will play a starring role in the first episode of Australian reality travel television show The Amazing Race, to be launched tomorrow night.
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31 Jul 2014 New tourism venture to grow East Arnhem
Visitors will soon be able to cruise from Darwin to Gove on board a working cargo ship as part of a unique new tourism venture.
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22 Jul 2014 New tourism internship program
Minister for Tourism Matt Conlan today announced that Group Training Northern Territory (GTNT) will manage a new tourism internship program aimed at rejuvenating the tourism industry.
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12 Jul 2014 Territory to target American tourists
Minister for Tourism Matt Conlan will travel to America today for a series of meetings and events with key American trade partners and airlines over the coming week.
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11 Jul 2014 Nominations open for 2014 Brolgas
Minister for Tourism Matt Conlan is calling for nominations to find the Northern Territory’s most outstanding individuals in tourism.
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10 Jul 2014 Business event planners stampede to the Centre
Twenty business event planners and trade media from around Australia will descend on Alice Springs this week as part of the ongoing strategy to boost the number of business events to the Territory.
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09 Jul 2014 Territory top of the class in education tourism
A new plan released this week could see the Territory become the preferred Australian destination for school groups.
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08 Jul 2014 Territory inspired garden wins gold at world’s largest flower show
The Australian garden, with its strong Northern Territory influences, has won a gold award and been judged best in show at the world’s biggest flower show.
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04 Jul 2014 Star power for Beer Can Regatta
This weekend’s Beer Can Regatta will have some star power with popular television identity The Living Room's Dr Chris Brown, set to compete in the event.
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19 Jun 2014 Chinese travel agents to get a taste of the Territory
Sixty top travel agents from China specialising in selling Australian holidays will spend the next four days touring the Northern Territory.
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13 Jun 2014 The Centre set to cash in on Geocaching
Alice Springs has been chosen as the site for an international GPS treasure hunt event which will attract up to 1,500 people from around the world.
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11 Jun 2014 New hotel to boost Darwin accommodation stock
Darwin’s newest hotel, the $150 million élan Soho Suites, is near completion and will officially open its doors to the public next month.
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08 Jun 2014 Time running out to apply to new tourism program
Time is running out to apply for the Government’s new $500,000 Tourism Infrastructure and Development Grant program.
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05 Jun 2014 Celebrate the Territory with Festivals NT
The Territory’s annual program of cultural, sporting and business events is to be brought together under a new banner called Festivals NT. The program will build on existing events, as well as incorporate new sporting, business and cultural elements, many with an Asian flavour. Watch the video here.
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02 Jun 2014 Today Show co-host Lisa Wilkinson becomes a Mate of the Territory
Nine Network’s TODAY show co-host and popular media personality, Lisa Wilkinson, is among a high-profile group of Australians today named as Mates of the Territory.
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27 May 2014 New flavour to this year's Brolga Awards
The Northern Territory’s premier tourism industry awards, the Brolga Awards, will have a new flavour in 2014 with a brand new category for Excellence in Food Tourism.
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19 May 2014 Ride the Red Centre
The Northern Territory Government is launching a new 12-month long marketing campaign to grow mountain biking tourism in Central Australia.
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16 May 2014 Applications now open for new tourism grant program
Applications are now open for the Government’s new $500,000 Tourism Infrastructure and Development grant program.
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15 May 2014 Territory's first Instameet
The Territory will stage its first ‘Instameet’ tonight at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets.
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14 May 2014 $8 million boost for tourism
The Government’s commitment to returning the Territory’s tourism industry to growth has been highlighted by an additional $8 million for the Tourism Budget in 2014.
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08 May 2014 Qantas special fares to Central Australia welcomed
The release by Qantas of special sale fares from the East Coast to Alice Springs has been welcomed by Minister for Tourism Matt Conlan.
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07 May 2014 Royal visit delivers priceless exposure for NT
The recent Royal visit to Uluru has seen a jump in interest in the Northern Territory from potential holiday makers, following extensive media exposure around the world.
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27 Apr 2014 Tourism hits the road across NT
Tourism NT will hit the road tomorrow to finalise its 2014-15 marketing plan – the roadmap for attracting more visitors to the Northern Territory.
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15 Apr 2014 Tigerair flies into Darwin
Tigerair will Do the NT with the introduction of a new daily service between Brisbane and Darwin, providing an extra 130,000 visitor seats every year.
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11 Apr 2014 Luxury cruise ship makes maiden voyage to Darwin
Luxury expedition cruise ship, the Silver Discoverer has made her maiden voyage to Darwin.
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07 Apr 2014 Tourism NT at Australia Week in China
A delegation from Tourism NT will head to China tonight to participate in ‘Australia Week’ from 8-12 April to boost business and holiday tourism to the Northern Territory.
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27 Mar 2014 Bonanza year in store for business conferences
This year is set to be a bumper year for Northern Territory business events with more than 30 major conferences secured, bringing 12,000 delegates to the Territory.
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25 Mar 2014 New marketing initiatives fit for a king
The Northern Territory Government will launch new tourism marketing initiatives over the coming weeks to capitalise on the Royal visit to Uluru next month.
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21 Mar 2014 New initiative to boost tourism in Tennant Creek
A new Local Tourism Advisory Committee is being established in Tennant Creek as part of the Giles Government’s plans to boost visitor numbers to the Barkly region.
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17 Mar 2014 New NT tourism blitz launched this weekend
A new booklet showcasing Northern Territory tourism will be placed in two major Sunday newspapers in Sydney and Melbourne this weekend as part of the Government’s latest marketing blitz to attract more visitors to the NT.
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14 Mar 2014 Feedback invited on tourism awards
NT tourism operators are invited by the coordinators of the Australian Tourism Awards - the peak awards for the Australian tourism industry - to provide their comments and suggestions on the current criteria and categories. The Awards program is reviewed each year to ensure its integrity and credibility are maintained.
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11 Mar 2014 Jetstar announces new flights to Uluru
Minister for Tourism Matt Conlan has welcomed today’s announcement from Jetstar that the airline will begin flying a new route from Melbourne to Ayers Rock.
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04 Mar 2014 Mustering up promotion for NT Tourism
Hundreds of travel agents in Melbourne and Sydney will be targeted this week, as part of efforts by the Northern Territory Government to attract more tourists from the two cities.
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03 Mar 2014 Royal visit to the Red Centre
The Northern Territory will host Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, when they visit Uluru on their Australian tour in April.
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27 Feb 2014 Tourism buoyed by Queen Mary 2 visit
The world’s largest ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2, will dock in Darwin later this morning providing a major boost for Top End tourism operators and local businesses.
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26 Feb 2014 Darwin to hail Queen Mary 2
Darwin will be treated to a spectacular sight tomorrow morning with the arrival of the world’s largest ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2.
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24 Feb 2014 NT Business Events Ambassadors hit the Red Centre
NT Business Events Ambassadors will meet in Alice Springs this week (25-26 February) to discuss how they can help promote Alice Springs as a competitive business events destination.
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20 Feb 2014 'Best Jobs' winner a success for the NT
After travelling almost 9,000 kilometres through the Northern Territory, spending 30 nights sleeping in a swag under the stars and swimming in 25 waterholes, ‘Outback Adventurer’ Allan Dixon says goodbye to the Territory this week.
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18 Feb 2014 Taking 'AIME' at attracting business events
The Northern Territory’s Convention Bureau will lead a group of 17 Territory business event specialists to Melbourne for the largest international business expo in Australia.
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16 Feb 2014 New tourism campaign for Gove
The Northern Territory Government has launched a new tourism campaign promoting Nhulunbuy and the East Arnhem Region as a holiday destination.
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15 Feb 2014 Flower power to grow tourism in the Territory
The world’s biggest flower show will feature in the Territory Government’s latest international campaign to attract more tourists to the NT from one of our key traditional markets.
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07 Feb 2014 Gold for NT at National Tourism Awards
An Alice Springs woman has taken out a Gold Award at the prestigious Qantas Australian Tourism Awards for her innovative DIY audio tourist guides.
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04 Feb 2014 'Baby Boomers' targeted to Do the NT
Australia’s cashed up ‘Baby Boomers’ will be targeted in the Territory Government’s latest domestic marketing campaign to lure more visitors to the NT.
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22 Jan 2014 Alice Springs top Tiger poll for third time
Alice Springs has been named Australia’s favourite travel destination by Tigerair fans for the third consecutive time.
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18 Jan 2014 Extra Qantas flights for NT
Qantas is continuing to show its confidence in the Territory with an increase of 10 domestic service flights to Darwin.
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18 Jan 2014 Mission to boost tourism numbers
Eight Northern Territory tourism operators are on a mission to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to boost tourism numbers to the NT.
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14 Jan 2014 Uncovering tourism opportunities in Arnhem Land
A plan is being formulated to uncover new tourism related opportunities for the Gove region following a five-day visit by a team from Tourism NT and the Department of Business.
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31 Dec 2013 Tourism industry embraces digital grants
The Minister for Tourism Matt Conlan has praised the latest 22 successful applicants in the second round of the Accelerator Program with the Digital Marketing Activation Program (DMAP).
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05 Dec 2013 Cricket delivers promotion bonanza for NT
The weekend’s Chairman’s XI cricket match against England in Alice Springs generated hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of media coverage for the Northern Territory.
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04 Dec 2013 TigerAir returns to Darwin
TigerAir Australia has announced its return to Darwin today – yet another sign of the strength of the Territory’s economy.
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03 Dec 2013 Alice Springs - TripAdvisor's Destination on the Rise
Alice Springs has been named one of the top 10 destinations on the rise in the South Pacific by leading travel review website, TripAdvisor.
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29 Nov 2013 International cricket back in the NT
International cricket has returned to the Northern Territory with today’s Chairman’s XI match against England in Alice Springs.
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28 Nov 2013 Barmy Army invades Alice Springs
Minister for Tourism Matt Conlan has welcomed members of the Barmy Army to Alice Springs ahead of tomorrow’s highly anticipated Chairman’s XI match against England.
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27 Nov 2013 Chairman's XI to be live streamed
Minister for Tourism Matt Conlan and Cricket Australia have announced this week’s historic Chairman’s XI v England Tour Match in Alice Springs will be broadcast live on the Internet.
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22 Nov 2013 NT makes Best of the World list
The Northern Territory is one of the best tourist destinations in the world, according to a new list released by the National Geographic Traveler magazine today.
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16 Nov 2013 Excellence in Territory tourism honoured at Brolgas
The winners of the Northern Territory’s highest tourism accolades were announced tonight at a gala ceremony for the 27th Brolga Tourism Awards in Alice Springs.
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16 Oct 2013 Uluru and Alice Springs set to shine with DSO events
Music fans are only hours away from being able to see the Darwin Symphony Orchestra and their guests in an historic event, with the news that we have sold 1500 tickets to date for the shows at Uluru Friday and Saturday night.
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15 Oct 2013 Going for growth in the tourism sector
When it comes to tourism, think big and act accordingly. That’s the message Tourism Minister Matt Conlan conveyed today when he released Tourism Vision 2020, a plan to return the NT tourism sector to growth.
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12 Oct 2013 NT strengthens ties with China's tourism market
The Northern Territory’s ties with China will be further strengthened with a delegation of Territory tourism operators visiting the world’s most populous country.
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11 Oct 2013 Darwin Airport flies high with win
Northern Territory Airports have been recognised as one of the world’s best at the recent World Routes Awards in Las Vegas, for the second year in a row.
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05 Oct 2013 Cruising into new season
The 2000 passenger Dawn Princess will be the first of 27 ships to visit Darwin during the 2013-14 cruise season, which starts today.
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05 Oct 2013 NT hospitality shines
Minister for Business David Tollner and Minister for Tourism Matt Conlan have congratulated three Territory hospitality businesses who were last night named as some of the best in the country.
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05 Oct 2013 Tourism industry urged to go digital
Minister for Tourism Matt Conlan said Territory tourism businesses could now apply for up to $3000 each to help with digital marketing under the Government’s Digital Activation Program.
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29 Sep 2013 New tourism commercial says Do the NT
The Northern Territory’s new domestic advertising campaign will be rolled out to Australia tonight. Do the NT is the new message behind two 30-second television commercials, which will be broadcast nationally with a focus on our key target markets in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
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12 Sep 2013 Business events stampede to the Centre
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Matt Conlan today welcomed 18 business event planners and trade media from around Australia to Alice Springs as part of a strategy to boost the number of business events to the Territory.
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11 Sep 2013 Tourism industry on road to recovery
Minister for Tourism Matt Conlan said the latest statistics for domestic and international tourist numbers to the Northern Territory suggest the beginnings of a recovery, but he warns that it is still too early for celebration.
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10 Sep 2013 Business Ambassadors talk up the NT
Chief Minister Adam Giles today announced the establishment of the Northern Territory Business Events Ambassador program.
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06 Sep 2013 Territory teams up with Adelaide United
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Matt Conlan has today announced Tourism NT as a new major sponsor for the Adelaide United Football Club.
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04 Sep 2013 Alice Springs People's Choice... again!
Alice Springs has been voted Australia’s top destination – for the second time – in Tigerair’s Facebook People’s Choice voting poll.
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30 Aug 2013 Travel agents get a taste of the Territory
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Matt Conlan today welcomed 38 travel agents from around Australia who will experience Central Australia’s rich offerings and leave the Territory as ambassadors.
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30 Aug 2013 $10 tickets for Chairman's XI match
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Matt Conlan said excitement was beginning to build ahead of November’s Chairman’s XI match against England in Alice Springs, following the release of ticket details today.
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29 Aug 2013 NT tourism operators embrace digital age
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Matt Conlan has met a local tourism operator set to benefit from the Territory Government’s new $1 million digital activation program.
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28 Aug 2013 Tourism industry on track for growth
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Matt Conlan has today delivered a statement in Parliament outlining the Country Liberals achievements in rebuilding the Territory’s tourism industry during their first year of Government.
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21 Aug 2013 New appointment to NT Tourist Commission
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Matt Conlan today announced that prominent Territory businessman Mick Burns will join the Northern Territory Tourist Commission.
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13 Aug 2013 NT Outback Adventurer begins Best Job
The Northern Territory's winner of Tourism Australia `Best Jobs in the World' competition has arrived Down Under and been put straight to work.
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06 Aug 2013 American Supercross champ headed to Darwin
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Matt Conlan has announced American Supercross Champion, Josh Hill, will compete in the Australian Supercross Championship at Hidden Valley in September.
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05 Aug 2013 Travellers give nod to Litchfield
One of the Territory’s National Parks has received a glowing endorsement from travellers around the world, highlighting the great natural beauty of the Territory.
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03 Aug 2013 Honorary Territorian to fly tourism flag at the Cup
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Matt Conlan said Sky Racing Channel presenter and well known jockey, Bernadette Cooper, will be flying the flag for Territory tourism at Monday’s Carlton Mid Darwin Cup.
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02 Aug 2013 Driving Territory businesses into the digital age
The Northern Territory Government is offering tourism businesses a share of $1 million to help formulate digital marketing plans to better promote themselves, drive bookings and boost revenues.
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31 Jul 2013 Message to the world - Do the NT
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Matt Conlan has unveiled a new brand strategy to better sell the Northern Territory and boost holiday visitor numbers.
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29 Jul 2013 T-QUAL grants windfall for NT tourism industry
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Matt Conlan congratulated five successful Territory businesses for receiving substantial grants under the Tourism Quality Projects, T-QUAL Grants Program.
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26 Jul 2013 DSO at Uluru - tickets on sale now
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Matt Conlan says that tickets are now available for the world first performance of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra at Uluru in October.
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16 Jul 2013 NT and Qantas sign tourism agreement
The Northern Territory Government and Qantas have reached a landmark $7 million cooperative agreement to promote the NT within Australia and on the international stage.
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12 Jul 2013 Alice all set for Camel Cup
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Matt Conlan said Alice Springs was gearing up for an influx of tourists this weekend ahead of the annual Camel Cup.
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09 Jul 2013 England go Barmy for NT
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Matt Conlan said the world’s most feverish cricket supporters, The Barmy Army, had begun promoting the Chairman’s XI tour match against England to be played in Alice Springs on 29-30 November.
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05 Jul 2013 Beer Can Regatta to go global
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Matt Conlan said in a Territory-first this weekend’s iconic Beer Can Regatta will be broadcast around the world.
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