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NT Tourism Shows Signs of Recovery

The tourism industry in the Northern Territory is showing signs of picking up again, which is great news for those with real estate in Darwin.

Minister for Tourism Matt Conlan recently released figures which show that the number of both domestic and international tourists to the region is growing.

Citing statistics from Tourism Research Australia in a September 11 media release, Mr Conlan announced that the number of international visitors to the Northern Territory from July 2012 to June 2013 increased by 0.9 per cent, while there was a 7.3 per cent increase in holiday expenditure – which now stands at $294 million.

Although the outlook for domestic tourism in the territory was not as positive, the number of domestic tourists did increase by 1.2 per cent in the same period.

While these figures signal that NT tourism is definitely growing, Mr Conlan said there was still room for improvement.

"It is fair to say that we’ve experienced mixed results but the overall message appears to be that
the Northern Territory tourism industry is getting back on track," he said.

"These latest figures give us a sign for cautious optimism, with the first increase in international
holiday visitors to the Territory after six consecutive years of declines."

The tourism industry in the Northern Territory has continued its steady growth over the past year, and people with property in Darwin will be pleased that the region is attracting plenty of local and international attention.

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