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Setting our Direction 

Welcome to the official website for the new strategic plan for tourism in the Northern Territory.

This website will host all of the latest documents, has an online forum for you to share your ideas, and keeps you up-to-date on what's happening with the Strategy. 

If you would prefer to talk to the team directly, please call Mark Olsen, General Manager of Consulting Services at EC3 Global on 07 3238 1913. 


What's New

Tourism NT has developed annual Industry Updates providing background on the Five Year Tourism Strategic Plan 2008-2012.

The Project Team has prepared a Project Factsheet which summarises the consultation process.


Community Consultation

The tourism industry and wider Territory community are invited to get involved in the development of the new strategic plan.

Discussion Paper

A Discussion Paper focusing on the key issues impacting the success of the Northern Territory tourism industry has been prepared. 

The aim of this paper is to start a sector and community wide conversation about the future of tourism in the Territory to assist in setting the direction to maximise the value of tourism to the Territory - economically, socially and environmentally. 

Have your say by responding to the key issues, opportunities and questions raised in the discussion paper, or on any other relevant matters regarding the future of the tourism industry.

Download the Discussion Paper here.

Workshops and Targeted Consultation

Dates and venues for regional workshops have now been set, taking into consideration the wet season. Workshops are free and open for all interested parties to participate. 

Location Date & Time Venue
Regional Workshops
Nhulunbuy Tuesday 21 February, 11:00am - 2:00pm Walkabout Lodge
Tennant Creek Monday 5 March, 10:00am - 12:00pm Eldorado Motor Inn
Alice Springs Tuesday 6 March, 8.30am - 10.30am Alice Springs Convention Centre
Yulara Thursday 8 March, 10:00am - 12:00pm Ayers Rock Resort
Katherine Tuesday 27 March, 8.30am - 10.30am Knotts Crossing Resort
Darwin Wednesday 28 March, 9:00am - 11:00am Darwin Convention Centre
Indigenous Tourism Workshops
Hermannsburg Tuesday 6 March, 2:30pm - 4:00pm Heritage Precinct
Darwin Wednesday 28 March, 3:00pm - 4.30pm Darwin Convention Centre

Register online to attend a workshop at or phone (07) 3238 1913.

Have Your Say

We've set up an online forum so you can share your views on what will set tourism in the Territory apart in 2020 and where we want to be. You can just post a general comment or you can join one of four discussions that are happening right now!

Have Your Say by:

  • Talking with the EC3 Global Project Team  - call 07 3238 1913.

Towards 2020 Tourism Strategic Plan Process

Engage Stakeholders Website and Online Forum Launched
Workshop and Consultation Process Vision Workshop (October 2011)
  Reference Group Meetings (November 2011)
  Industry and Community Workshops (February - March 2012)
Draft Strategy Due June 2012
Public Consultation July - September 2012
Launch February 2013


For more information on the process please download the Towards 2020 Project Factsheet.