Education tourism

Education, Tourism NT, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

In line with the Tourism Vision 2020: The Northern Territory’s Strategy for Growth objectives to grow the value of the visitor economy, address supply constraints and improve the visitor experience, Tourism NT, together with a number of stakeholders, has developed the Australian School Education Tourism Activation Plan in 2014. You can download the Education Activation Plan Progress Report, which was conducted in 2017.

Tourism NT will focus on addressing the needs of Australian schools visiting the NT on organised excursions, working collaboratively with tour operators and key stakeholders to position the NT as the preferred education tourism destination in Australia.  

Tourism NT will be conducting the following activities in order to meet the objectives laid out in the Australian School Education Tourism Activation Plan:

  1. Workshops and one-on-one meetings with tour operators to align tourism experiences with the education outcomes of the Australian Curriculum
  2. Attending education trade events to promote the opportunities for school excursions to the NT
  3. Developing a range of tools for educators to inform them about the benefits of school excursions in the NT and how to create programs that lead to real education outcomes
  4. Establishing and maintaining the NT Education Tour Operator Network (ETON) to foster collaboration between tour operators and key stakeholders in the education tourism sector in the NT

Please follow the links below to access more information regarding working in the education tourism sector:

Visit the NT Learning Adventures section of our consumer website to see the range of tourism operators and key curriculum learning areas covered throughout the NT.

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For further information on working in the education tourism sector in the NT, please contact [email protected]

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