Domestic Holiday Visitors For 12 Months To December 2018 Up By 6.7 %

Domestic Holiday Visitors For 12 Months To December 2018 Up By 6.7 %

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Lauren Moss

Tourism Data Indicates Turbocharged Results For The Territory

Victor P Taffa

Latest domestic visitor data from Tourism Research Australia for the 12 months to December 2018 shows domestic holiday visitors to the Northern Territory increased by 6.7 % to 652,000 visitors, with expenditure also increasing by 35 % to $832 Million.

“Tourism Research Australia results for the year ending December 2018 reflect 8 months of Turbocharging Tourism investment activity and we are continuing to see positive results.” Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Lauren Moss said.

 

“While the overall figures are strong, we know that some regions are doing better than others so there is more to do to maximise benefits for operators right throughout the Territory.”

New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland were the Northern Territory’s strongest source markets for interstate holiday visitors.

“We are clearly seeing Turbocharging Tourism initiatives working. We are seeing it in our numbers, where we track each and every campaign activity, and we are now seeing it in the quarterly National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey data.” Chair Tourism NT Board of Commissioners Michael Bridge said.

Combined (domestic + international) holiday visitors to the Northern Territory for the year ending December 2018 increased by 6.2 % to 912,000 visitors who spent $1.2 Billion in the Territory, which is an increase of 23 % on the previous year.