Costs and the tyranny of distance has always been the …

Comment on Krafty’s call to arms to revitalise tourism industry by Daryl Jones.

Costs and the tyranny of distance has always been the main barrier to growth of tourism in the Territuory. Back in the good old days of the 60s to the 80s camping safaris from the Eastern and Southern states were booming and it was a cheap preferred option to see as much as you could for as little as you could. It was certainly a fun way to see this vast country of ours.
Tenderfoot style meant you weren’t roughing it and deserves to be revived once again, but flying or rail in to Alice or Darwin rather than the epic one night stands and expense of overlanding.
The See Alice while she is Hot campaign was very clever.
Packages however need to be short and well priced to succeed. I have been contemplating a revival of camping safari coach tours for sometime. Now might be a good time to get serious about it.

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