It is no wonder the tourist figures are down, as …

Comment on Horror numbers in tourism stats, with a hint for a solution by Fred the Philistine.

It is no wonder the tourist figures are down, as people can go to Bali cheaper.
Accomodation rates at Ayres Rock are far too expensive. It’s just not good value to go to Central Australia.
You have to walk too far to see any attractions. Some places 500m.
No wheelchair access.
Food in Alice Springs is expensive and not always fantastic (that’s being nice).
People also hesitant coming with the youth issues, unsafe and Alice Springs is considered the murder capital of Australia.
Facilities at Glen Helen and Ross River are pretty poor and to top it off, if you want a cup of tea you have to make it yourself and still charge full price.

Fred the Philistine Also Commented

Horror numbers in tourism stats, with a hint for a solution
@ Trevor Shiell: Well said. There is nothing stopping Alice Springs from following some of the successful towns around Australia. I have been travelling around the lower South East of South Australia, Beachport, Robe, Mt Gambler, Penola etc and they are just magnificent.
I think our Mayor and the tourist committee need to take a road trip to see from themselves.
I have also spoken to a couple from Sydney and they said that a lot of people try and by pass Alice Springs as it is not a very nice town.


Horror numbers in tourism stats, with a hint for a solution
Just food for thought: Why don’t we have a mardi gras? It is well received in Sydney, why not Alice Springs? It would be a real tourist booster. We have plenty of gay people.


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NT road sealing costs threat to Outback Way?
Things in the NT always seem to be dearer. I believe the the Alice Springs council does have the equipment but do not have experience. Cheaper to get contractors from interstate.
The council cannot even lay foot paths properly. If this is the case, why are council rates so expensive in Alice Springs? The council seem to do very little.
Other regional councils around Australia all have the equipment and the knowledge to do their own roads.
I believe contractors in the NT take advantage of the contracts on offer to get rich.


NT road sealing costs threat to Outback Way?
The answer is to get interstate quotes and more professional workers.


Lasseters private enterprise beacon in stagnant town
The casino is certainly a great asset to the town, with all its facilities.


With Gunner and Scullion, Batchelor doesn’t need Santa
@ John: Well said. There are alot of fudged figures around the place just so people can keep their jobs.
Can you also look into the Indigenous working for the dole? As these figures would be fudged as well.
Signed off that they are working when in fact they are not actually working.


Getting screwed
One good thing Trump has done is made it so everybody in America has access to health care. And I am the only person in Alice Springs with a personalized signed photograph of himself.


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