Liz, Your mention of an eight point survey made my …

Comment on Wanted: big fresh tourism ideas by Hal Duell.

Liz, Your mention of an eight point survey made my ears prick up.
If not already on there, would it be possible to include a question about an alcohol takeaway-free day on the next print run? It might be instructive to hear your visitors’ views as to whether or not one day a week without access to bottle shops would adversely impact on their visit, or on any plans to visit again.
I appreciate the tourism industry is fundamental to the economic well-being of Alice Springs, and no one wants to upset that apple cart. But participating in a day without access to the bottle shops could be presented as a chance to help us find a solution to a situation that any visitor can see all too clearly is one of our major problems.

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Wanted: big fresh tourism ideas
Liz
Thank you for your answer.
As I have said in other posts, my advocating an alcohol takeaway-free day has less to do with adding another restriction than it has to do with giving the town a day off, a designated time out.
I feel a weekly break would benefit us all.
There may be theft, but nothing new there. Ditto for dickheads on the roads. That’s why we have police, an overworked and under appreciated group if ever there was one!
And I agree with both your visitors and many in Alice that the current lot of restrictions is a mess. It’s almost necessary to have a graph on the door to check before going out to buy a bit of grog. What’s for sale, when and where takes some study. I am among those who would like to see all that simplified.
I’m not sure why domestic violence got a mention, except it is often linked to alcohol consumption. It’s inexcusable, no matter when, no matter where.


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