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Top End tourism set for national exposure
Top End tourism attractions will receive national exposure this week on popular morning show, Studio 10. Chief Minister and Tourism Minister Adam Giles said the Network 10 show will feature daily stories on the Top End as part of a special 'Northern Territory Week' feature.
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New campaign to tell Australians to Do the NT
A unique new television commercial that uses a surprise twist to encourage Australians to book a holiday to the Northern Territory before it’s too late will start running across the country from this weekend
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Iconic Territory landmarks to be shown on Google Street View
Anyone around the world will soon be able to experience the wonders of the Territory’s most iconic landmarks first hand from their computer screens, tablet or mobile thanks to a partnership between Tourism NT and Google.
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Million Dollar Fish provides a million reasons to book a holiday in the NT
A holiday in the Northern Territory could make someone a million dollars richer following the launch of an Australian first fishing campaign by Tourism NT.
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Applications for Event Marketing Sponsorship Program now open
Applications are now open for Tourism NT’s Event Marketing Sponsorship Program, which provides sponsorship of up to $100,000 for events and festivals to be held right across the Northern Territory in 2016.
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New signs to tell the story of turtles on Bare Sand Island
A remote Top End tourism attraction has used its Brolga award prize money to launch new interpretative signage that tells the story of Bare Sand Island’s sea turtles.
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Applications for Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund now open
Northern Territory businesses with innovative tourism products and projects are encouraged to apply for funding through the Territory Government’s new $4.75 million Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund.
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NT tourism on show at top trade expo
Northern Territory tourism businesses are showcasing their wares at the largest international travel trade show in the southern hemisphere this week, the Australian Tourism Exchange.
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New cooking experience to give tourists a taste of the Territory
Visitors to Darwin will be able to taste the unique flavours of the Territory at a new interactive cooking kitchen that is tapping into the growing food tourism market at the Darwin Waterfront.
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Chinese business events targeted by NT
The Northern Territory is being showcased to representatives from major Chinese companies this week as part of the Government’s plan to attract more high spending Chinese visitors and develop our reputation as a unique business events destination.
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Funding allows Arnhem Land Arts Centre to expand
A new interpretative arts centre in West Arnhem Land will help create more jobs for local artists and ensure more tourists can enjoy unique, high quality Aboriginal arts and craft.
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NT Brolga Tourism Awards now open
It’s time to shine the spotlight on the great work of Northern Territory tourism operators with nominations now open for the Territory’s premier tourism awards, the Brolgas.
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Early opening for Twin Falls in Kakadu
Kakadu’s famous Twin Falls will be open for the long weekend, almost a month earlier than usual. The park is urging locals to come on down for the long weekend, and enjoy the World Heritage wonders on Darwin’s doorstep.
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Ubirr lookout in Kakadu rated top Australian natural attraction
Ubirr lookout in Kakadu National Park has been rated as Australia’s top natural attraction on the world’s largest online travel review site, TripAdvisor.
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Melbourne Football Club conference showcases NT
A Melbourne Football Club conference in Alice Springs will help showcase the Northern Territory as a unique business event destination, Chief Minister Adam Giles said today.
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NT attractions win approval from visitors
Northern Territory attractions are getting wide ranging and consistently good reviews on the world’s largest online travel review site.
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Shipping reforms to boost NT cruise industry
The Territory Government has welcomed planned changes to federal shipping laws that support the expansion of cruise services across remote Northern Australia.
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Darwin on show to attract more visitors to the Top End
The vibrant energy of Darwin will be showcased to Australia’s influential event planners at the Meet Darwin showcase hosted by the Northern Territory Government and Darwin Convention Centre from 21-24 May.
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Discover what lies beneath Darwin
New-look displays at the World War II Oil Tunnels in Darwin that were funded with the help of a $40 000 investment under the Territory Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Grants Program have been unveiled.
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Putting the NT on China's travel itinerary
More than 30 of China’s Aussie Specialist travel agents will visit the Red Centre over the next five days to get a taste of what the region has to offer their customers.
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Kakadu on the national stage
The Territory Government is partnering with popular national breakfast television program, The TODAY Show, to bring Kakadu into the living rooms of hundreds of thousands of Australians.
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Tourism operators get ready for business events
The Territory Government is helping local operators gain a competitive edge in the lucrative business events industry through special workshops being held in Darwin and Alice Springs this month.
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Barra Classic goes international
One of the Territory’s premier fishing competitions, the NT Barra Classic, will be broadcast around the world this year with an Italian film crew set to cover the event.
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Do the sights and sounds of East Arnhem
The Territory Government has launched a new tourism campaign putting the spotlight on East Arnhem and the upcoming Darwin Symphony Orchestra performance outside Nhulunbuy.
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There's so much to Kakadu
The Territory Government has launched a new Kakadu advertising blitz to celebrate the start of the Top End dry season and funding for a new all-season access road to a much-loved section of the Park.
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New Airport for the future
Chief Minister Adam Giles has congratulated Darwin Airport on its new $75 million expansion project which is a huge vote of confidence in the Territory’s tourism industry.
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Uluru to host Business Chicks inaugural conference
The Northern Territory’s partnership with Australia’s largest and most influential women’s network, Business Chicks, has reaped quick rewards with Uluru and Voyages Resort chosen to host the organisation’s first ever conference
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Preparing for a tilt towards tourism
The Northern Territory Government has announced Budget 2015 will invest millions of dollars in the tourism infrastructure needed for the industry to take a leading role in Territory economy over the years ahead.
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Albert Borella permanent exhibition in the Barkly
The Territory Government has today announced a permanent exhibition will be established in Tennant Creek to commemorate Victoria Cross recipient Albert Borella.
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Spotlight on Tennant Creek tourism
Tennant Creek is the focus of a new tourism blitz with a new TV campaign hitting the airwaves and the popular Battery Hill mine tour restarting.
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A-League fans urged to Do the NT
The Northern Territory will be showcased as a must-do holiday destination to soccer fans in Adelaide this weekend.
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International media blitz for Central Australia
The Territory Government will use this week’s Tjungu Festival at Uluru to target overseas travellers in a major international media blitz.
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Asian chefs share Territory flavours
he Territory is playing host to two popular Asian cooking shows this week, showcasing local flavours and tourist attractions to hundreds of thousands of viewers.
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Budget backs booming Darwin Waterfront
The NT Government has announced this year's Budget will invest more than $8 million in the Darwin Waterfront to make it an even more attractive and vibrant precinct for tourists and local families.
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South Australia and NT sign new agreeement
The South Australian and NT Governments have signed an agreement that will see the two jurisdictions work closer together on issues including building new infrastructure, growing tourism as well as environmental conservation.
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A new first class home for art in Darwin
The NT Government is creating a brand new cultural institution for the Territory, unveiling plans for a dedicated visual art gallery in Darwin’s historic Chan Building.
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$39 million for Litchfield upgrades
The NT Government is investing $39 million in improvements to Litchfield National Park as part of Budget 2015, including funding to complete sealing of the Litchfield Park Road.
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Driving tourism in Central Australia by sealing the Inner Loop
The Territory Government is investing in the future of tourism in Central Australia with a $25 million commitment in Budget 2015 to fully seal the Mereenie Inner Loop.
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Territory Tourism operators win big at national awards
Northern Territory tourism operators have taken the prestigious Qantas Australian Tourism Awards by storm, winning two gold and two silver medals in Adelaide last night.
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New art trails showcase rich culture of Central Australia
Visitors to the Red Centre now have a guide to the region’s best art galleries and centres through the establishment of new tourist art trails.
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Tourism Infrastructure boosted in Budget 2015
The NT Government will invest $4.75 million in a Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund as part of a push to develop new and improved tourism products in Budget 2015.
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Easter in the Alice Mountain Bike Muster
The Red Centre will be showing off its credentials as an adventure sports haven this weekend with the Lasseter’s Easter in the Alice Mountain Bike Muster event.
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Alice Springs land new Virgin Australia flights
Virgin Australia has jetted into the Red Centre with a new Adelaide-Alice-Springs-Darwin service that brings competition to this important route for both tourists and locals.
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Building new tourism infrastructure in Alice Springs
Visitors to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility in Alice Springs will be able to see a life-sized hologram of the organisation’s founder as part of a major upgrade supported by the Territory Government.
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Writers at the Rock
The Red Centre will be showcased to around 100 of the country’s top travel writers when they meet at Uluru for their annual convention later this year.
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Hypermeet shows off Red Centre to the world
Alice Springs will host a unique Hypermeet this week using some of Australia’s top Instagrammers to showcase the Red Centre through timelapse video and images.
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Land Rover decides to Do the NT
The Northern Territory has been chosen above a strong field of Australian and international locations to host the highly sought after Land Rover Experience Tour later this year.
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Tourism flower power
The Territory will take centre stage at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show later this month under a new tourism sponsorship deal.
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Tourism heading in right direction
The Territory tourism industry is firmly on the road to recovery with domestic visitor numbers jumping 20 per cent in 2014 to a five year high.
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Business women open the door to events market
The NT Government has entered into a new partnership with Australia’s largest female-focused business community to promote the Territory as a corporate and leisure travel destination.
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Investing in Territory tourism
Local tourism operators will be the big winners from a month-long marketing and events blitz aimed at driving new visitors to the NT.
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Darwin cruises through bumper tourist week
Darwin is wrapping up a bumper Cruise Week with visitors pumping an estimated $2.5 million into the economy and booking 3000 tours.
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Local agencies share in tourism advertising pie
Local agencies have secured a fairer slice of the Territory’s $24 million tourism marketing spend under a new panel advertising contract that has just been awarded.
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Choose your own Alice adventure
The Territory Government is launching a new month-long Alice Springs tourism campaign called Choose your own adventure to coincide with the arrival of new Virgin Australia flights into the Red Centre.
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NT tourism operators at world's largest trade fair
Seven NT tourism operators are taking part in the world’s largest trade fair, held annually in Germany, to help boost international visitor numbers.
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Virtual Journeys help muster new Territory visitors
Hundreds of travel agents will get the chance to visit the Northern Territory from their desktop, tablet and mobile with the help of a new virtual tool being launched at this week’s NT Muster.
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Sydneysiders Do the NT
Sydneysiders will be treated to a taste of the Territory this week with an NT waterhole being set up in the centre of the city to encourage NSW holiday-makers to ‘Do the NT'.
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Building our tourism infrastructure
Nominations are now open for projects which may be funded under the Tourism Demand-Driver Infrastructure Program.
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A taste of the Territory
The best of Territory tourism will be on display this week with two celebrity cooking programs showcasing our attractions to a global television audience.
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Record week for cruise ships
The Territory Government has released a new Cruise Sector Activation Plan as Darwin heads into its busiest cruise week on record.
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Free wifi switched on at Karlu Karlu
Internet access will be available at one of the Territory’s most remote tourist locations with free WiFi switched on at Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), 105 km south of Tennant Creek.
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Free WiFi switched on at Devils Marbles
Internet access will be available at one of the Territory’s most remote tourist locations with free WiFi switched on at Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), 105 km south of Tennant Creek.
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Territory tourism races into Top Gear
The Northern Territory will be showcased to a potential global audience of 350 million people in 200 countries with Top Gear’s Top End special premiering in the UK and Australia this week.
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Free WiFi switched on at Kings Canyon
Locals and visitors to Kings Canyon in Central Australia will now be able to upload photos in real time with free public WiFi switched on at the popular tourism destination by the NT Government.
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Seven Territory operators improve experience for tourists
Foreign language commentary at Kakadu, a houseboat adapted as a passenger waiting area and new facilities for school groups are among the many tourism improvements that will be available in 2015.
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Tourism NT appoints new representatives in Italy
Tourism NT will be represented in Italy by two companies from 1 January 2015 - Giancarlo Truffa and AIGO.
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Tourism NT appoints new representatives in Italy
Tourism NT has announced it will be represented in Italy by two companies from 1 January 2015.
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New fishing show to lure tourists to Arnhem Land
Tourism in Arnhem Land is set to receive a boost with a new six-part television documentary currently being filmed in the region to air around Australia next year.
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New eco domes to help attract tourists to Alice Springs
Two new specialised ‘Eco Domes’ will be built at the Earth Sanctuary in Alice Springs next year to help attract more tourists to Central Australia.
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Visitors to NT spend $1.85 billion
Total international and domestic visitors to the Northern Territory spent a whopping $1.85 billion in the NT for the year ending September 2014, according to new figures released this week.
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International mountain bike guru rides the Red Centre
Central Australia will be put on the world map of mountain biking this week with international mountain bike trail guru Joey Klein to visit Alice Springs.
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International visitors to the NT return to growth
The Northern Territory’s tourism industry continues to show signs of recovery with strong growth in international visitors to the NT, according to new figures released today.
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Standley Chasm tourism boost
An Indigenous tourism business in Central Australia is on track to experience growth thanks to new improvements to essential facilities supported by the NT Government.
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Virgin Australia launches new Adelaide-Alice-Darwin route
The Territory Government has welcomed today’s announcement that Virgin Australia will begin a new service from Adelaide to Alice Springs starting from March next year and open a new lounge at Alice Springs Airport.
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Territory tourism operators shine at Brolgas
Well-known restaurateur, Jimmy Shu, has taken out the highest honour at the 2014 Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards at a gala ceremony in Darwin.
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International foodies get a taste of the Territory
Some of the world’s most influential ‘foodies’ are in the Northern Territory this week, as part of Tourism Australia’s Restaurant Australia campaign and Invite the World to Dinner gala event this weekend in Hobart.
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Malaysia Airlines celebrates first anniversary
The Northern Territory Government has sent warm congratulations to Malaysia Airlines, which today celebrates a successful first year of operation in Darwin.
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New bird hide at Mary River to attract tourists
The Top End is set to cement its reputation as a bird lover’s paradise with construction to begin soon on a new luxury bird hide in Kakadu.
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New brochure showcases Indigenous tourism businesses
A new brochure showcasing the Territory’s Indigenous-owned tourism businesses has been released to help tourists coming to the NT who are seeking indigenous experiences.
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Arnhem Land arts centre celebrates 25th anniversary
An arts centre in West Arnhem Land has received $100,000 as part of the Government’s tourism infrastructure development program.
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Virgin Australia brings competition to Alice Springs route
The Territory Government is thrilled to confirm that Virgin Australia will fly between Darwin and Alice Springs three times a week from March next year.
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Cruising into bumper new season
Darwin’s cruise ship season has officially kicked off today with the arrival of the Sun Princess at Fort Hill Wharf this morning.
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Territory tourism operators on mission to attract visitors from China
Seven Territory tourism operators fly out to China today on Tourism NT’s third annual mission to attract visitors from this rapidly growing market.
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Free WiFi for Wangi Falls
Locals and visitors to Wangi Falls at Litchfield National Park will now be able to upload their happy snaps and stay connected to friends and family on the Internet with free public WiFi switched on by the NT Government.
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NT event planners go Walkabout
More than 250 event planners from around Australia will meet with Territory business events operators and industry partners this week at ConveNTions Walkabout ‘14.
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Celebrating tourism excellence in Central Australia
Owners of the iconic Kings Creek Station, Ian and Lyn Conway, have won the prestigious Barry Bucholtz Award for Excellence at tonight’s 2014 Tourism Central Australia Awards at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station.
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Serving up a feast of NT flavours
Territorians are being urged to “invite the world” to dinner in our own backyard, as part of the latest push to attract more visitors to the NT.
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Darwin wins Cruise Ship Conference
Darwin has beaten rival cities to win the right to host a major Cruise Ship conference next year.
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Lynton taps into tastes of the Territory
Former Masterchef contestant and Mate of the Territory, Lynton Tapp, is travelling throughout the NT this week filming a series of shows for Channel Ten program, Ben’s Menu/A Taste of Travel.
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Surfing superstar shows off the Red Centre
Surfing superstar and Mate of the Territory Layne Beachley has been showing Australians how to Do the NT with her husband, INXS rocker Kirk Pengilly.
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American travel guru to spruik the Territory
The international spotlight will be on the Red Centre this week with one of American’s most trusted travel experts, Pauline Frommer, producing a two-hour radio travel show in Central Australia.
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Air links on the agenda in Malaysia
The NT Government has met with senior executives from Malaysia Airlines to discuss marketing efforts promoting the company’s Darwin – Kuala Lumpur route.
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Tourism boost for iconic Territory cattle station
An historic Central Australian cattle station will use a new tourism infrastructure grant to diversify its business by offering privately guided salt lake tours and paper making workshops.
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NT tourism hits five-year high
More than one million Australians spent $1.4 billion on visits to the Northern Territory last financial year, the highest figures for the Territory in five years, according to new figures released today.
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New tourism trail to be launched on the Tiwi Islands
A new walking trail identifying cultural, historical and wildlife sites on Bathurst Island will be developed under a new tourism project supported by the Giles Government.
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New marketing agreement with SilkAir
The Northern Territory Government and SilkAir have reached a three year marketing agreement that will help boost visitors to the Territory.
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New app for iconic Territory road trip
A Northern Territory business woman is set to create Australia’s longest audio tour with a new iPhone app for Territory road trips.
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Funding boost for fishing charter set to grow tourism in Gove
A fishing charter business near Gove will undergo major upgrades that will help attract more tourists to the region, under a new project supported by the Giles Government.

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NT showcased in fashion shoot
The Red Centre will take centre stage in upcoming fashion editorials for popular Australian magazines Cleo and Dolly, in the latest initiative to encourage interstate tourists to Do the NT.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New tourism internship program
Group Training Northern Territory (GTNT) will manage a new tourism internship program aimed at rejuvenating the tourism industry.
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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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Nominations open for 2014 Brolgas
Nominations are now open to find the Northern Territory’s most outstanding individuals in tourism.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Territory's first Instameet
The Territory will stage its first ‘Instameet’ tonight at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets.
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$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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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 the NT Government.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New initiative to boost tourism in Tennant Creek
A new Local Tourism Advisory Committee is being established in Tennant Creek as part of the Government’s plans to boost visitor numbers to the Barkly region.
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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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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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Jetstar announces new flights to Uluru
The Territory Government 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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alice Springs named TripAdvisor 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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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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Barmy Army invades Alice Springs
The Barmy Army has been welcomed to Alice Springs ahead of tomorrow’s highly anticipated Chairman’s XI match against England.
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Chairman's XI to be live streamed
The NT Government 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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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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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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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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Going for growth in the tourism sector
The Northern Territory Government has released a new plan to return the NT tourism sector to growth, Tourism Vision 2020.
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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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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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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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Tourism industry urged to go digital
Territory tourism businesses can now apply for up to $3000 each to help with digital marketing under the Government’s Digital Activation Program.
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NT hospitality shines
Three Territory hospitality businesses were last night named as some of the best in the country.
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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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Business events stampede to the Centre
Alice Springs has today welcomed 18 business event planners and trade media from around Australia as part of a strategy to boost the number of business events to the Territory.
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Tourism industry on road to recovery
The latest statistics for domestic and international tourist numbers to the Northern Territory suggest the industry is starting to show signs of recovery.
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Business Ambassadors talk up the NT
The Government has today announced the establishment of the Northern Territory Business Events Ambassador program.
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Territory teams up with Adelaide United
Tourism NT has today been announced as a new major sponsor for the Adelaide United Football Club.
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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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$10 tickets for Chairman's XI match
Excitement is 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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Travel agents get a taste of the Territory
The attractions and experiences of Central Australia will this week be showcased to more than 30 travel agents from around Australia.
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NT tourism operators embrace digital age
Local tourism operators are set to benefit from the Territory Government’s new $1 million digital activation program.
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Tourism industry on track for growth
A Statement has been delivered in Parliament outlining the Government's efforts in rebuilding the Territory’s tourism industry.
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New appointment to NT Tourist Commission
Prominent Territory businessman Mick Burns will join the Northern Territory Tourist Commission.
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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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American Supercross champ headed to Darwin
American Supercross Champion, Josh Hill, will compete in the Australian Supercross Championship at Hidden Valley in September.
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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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Honorary Territorian to fly tourism flag at the Cup
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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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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Message to the world - Do the NT
A new brand strategy has been unveiled to better sell the Northern Territory and boost holiday visitor numbers.
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T-QUAL grants windfall for NT tourism industry
Five successful Territory businesses have been congratulated for receiving substantial grants under the Tourism Quality Projects, T-QUAL Grants Program.
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DSO at Uluru - tickets on sale now
Tickets are now available for the world first performance of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra at Uluru in October.
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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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Alice all set for Camel Cup
Alice Springs is gearing up for an influx of tourists this weekend ahead of the annual Camel Cup.
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England go Barmy for NT
The world’s most feverish cricket supporters, The Barmy Army, has begun promoting the Chairman’s XI tour match against England to be played in Alice Springs on 29-30 November.
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Beer Can Regatta to go global
In a Territory-first this weekend’s iconic Beer Can Regatta will be broadcast around the world.
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