Tag Archives: tourism

Visitor spend increased in 2018/19

 

But The Rock remains far ahead of Alice Springs and MacDonnell combined, as fresh Tourism Research Australia statistics show. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Part of the crowd at the A cappella in the Gorge, at Ormiston this year. Many came from interstate and overseas. FULL STORY »

Qantas boss earns 270 times the national average

 

 

Meanwhile, NT tourism suffers, writes Jeff Hausler. FULL STORY »

Chinese will like to go bush: travel agent

 

 

Our wide open spaces a drawcard for Chinese tourists, especially young ones, says visiting travel agent Sam Lu, pictured at Simpson’s Gap yesterday. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Online hate speech by leading tourism figure

 

A leading Alice Springs tourism figure, Wayne Thompson, has described in social media a rock thrower as a “filthy piece of shit”, reports ERWIN CHLANDA and is associated with other abusive language. Mr Thompson is pictured (centre) with Minister Steven Ciobo and Julian Barry (Qantas).

 

WARNING: THIS REPORT QUOTES LANGUAGE SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE.

 

UPDATE 5.26pm: Thompson breaches copyright. FULL STORY »

CLP to focus on youth crime, tourism, mammoth deficit

 

Creating tangible consequences for juvenile offenders, picking up the ball Labor has dropped on tourism promotion, and defining how the current government’s mammoth deficit can be reduced without affecting vital services, that’s what will keep the Country Liberals on the hop between now and the elections in a year’s time, says the party’s president, Ron Kelly (pictured). He spoke with Alice Springs News editor ERWIN CHLANDA. FULL STORY »

Alice vs The Rock, at a glance

 

 

Tourist spend: The gap continues to widen. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Self-drive at record numbers, but there are risks

 

 

But there are risks, says the NT Cattlemen’s Association: Visitors are not used to encountering road trains. Overnight campers need to be careful with campfires and take their rubbish with them. FULL STORY »

Developing a treasure: 10 year East Macs plan

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Jobs in mining, investment in tourism accommodation, pushing for re-discovering the gold mining town of Arltunga, developing Alcoota fossils as a place visitors can visit: It’s all part of the 10 year plan for the East MacDonnells by the Central Desert Regional Council. FULL STORY »

See the Red Centre without setting foot in Alice Springs

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“It is expected the new service will be very attractive to time-poor Asian and European travellers. Travelling to Uluru via Darwin improves their options, cutting their travel time up to five hours … instead of travelling on flights via other cities,” says the promotion of a direct Darwin to Ayers Rock Resort service by Qantas, starting today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Qantas promotional image, showing Kata Tjuta (the Olgas ). FULL STORY »

Enjoying The Centre at a frantic pace

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Costs and details for year-long tourism promotion campaign “commercially confidential”. Ten local operators on a mission in Europe to invite holiday makers to “do” Centre attractions – Uluru, Kings Canyon, West Macs, Alice Springs, in just four days, including road travel. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »