Our Chinese tourism market is increasing, but it’s a slow …

Comment on Territory bombs out in key Asian tourist markets by Kay Eade, Chamber of Commerce.

Our Chinese tourism market is increasing, but it’s a slow process to market an area of Australia that doesn’t have theme parks, mammoth shopping centres, and entertainment 24/7.
I’d like to see the marketing and research that has been done to find out what the Asian tourist is looking for.
Does the NT cater to their tastes, or try to attract them to our beautiful landscapes and cultural richness?
The government has had success in taking the local tour operators to the international expos instead of bureaucrats.
These operators show the passion they have for our country, and I think it’s paying off.
The high cost of internal airfares wouldn’t help our plight either. We just have to keep plugging away.

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