The Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss today announced the appointment of Ms Simonne Shepherd to the role of CEO of the Northern Territory’s Department of Tourism and Culture.Ms Shepherd brings to the role a proven background in diversifying tourism markets, developing strong strategic partnerships and providing innovative executive leadership, both in Australia and internationally.
Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss is leading a Territory delegation to China on Sunday ahead of the Donghai Airlines inaugural flight into Darwin from Shenzhen on Wednesday 30 May 2018.A milestone service for the Territory, the direct route from China is anticipated to bring thousands of new Chinese visitors to the Territory, and has the potential to deliver $32 million in new visitor expenditure each year.
With Donghai Airlines inaugural direct flight from China (Shenzhen) to Darwin now just a week away, the Territory Labor Government have confirmed that 45 local businesses have now completed Tourism NT’s China Ready Workshops and are ready for visitors.Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss said making the NT a ‘China Ready Destination’ is important so we can benefit from new Chinese tourists and create and sustain more local jobs.
The project to deliver an international standard water theme park in Darwin has taken another step forward.
The Northern Territory Government has gazetted restrictions to control the spread of citrus canker. The restrictions apply to the movement of a list of potential citrus canker host plants and any parts of those plants.
In preparation for Donghai Airlines commencing direct flights from Shenzhen in Southern China to Darwin later this month, Top End based customer service staff are encouraged to attend a ‘Welcome China’ lunch and learn more about the expectations of visitors.Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss said the ‘Welcome China’ lunch hosted by the Department of Tourism and Culture will be facilitated by Australia China Business Council NT President Daryl Guppy who will provide a presentation aimed at all business sectors.
In preparation for Donghai Airlines commencing direct flights from Shenzhen in China to Darwin, Tourism NT has launched its first dedicated tourism campaign within Shenzhen and Southern China.Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss said the campaign promotes Darwin as the gateway to Australia, highlights the new 5 ½ hour direct flight from Shenzhen and showcases Darwin and the Top End as a must-see bucket-list destination for Chinese travellers.
Six Aboriginal rangers have been appointed as fisheries inspectors (class 1) to support the Department of Primary Industry and Resources with the monitoring and sustainable management and protection of the Northern Territory’s aquatic resources.
The renowned ‘Meet Darwin’ familiarisation event, an annual collaboration between the Department of Tourism and Culture’s NT Convention Bureau (NTCB) and Darwin Convention Centre designed to showcase Darwin as a leading business events destination will be held from 17-20 May 2018.
In preparation for Donghai Airlines commencing direct flights from Shenzhen in Southern China to Darwin this month, the NT Government has been working to ensure the tourism sector is ‘China Ready’.