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Chinese Tourists Are Coming: NT Delegation departs for first China-Darwin flight

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.

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New Tourism and Culture CEO announced

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.

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Eyes of the AFL World on Alice Springs

The eyes of the AFL world will be on Alice Springs this weekend when the 2018 Toyota AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Round kicks off at Traeger Park. The AFL’s week-long celebration of Indigenous culture will start in the heart of Australia when the Demons takes on the Crows on Sunday.

For the first time, Channel 7 will deliver a six hour live broadcast from Alice Springs to mark the occasion, which will include a curtain raiser match between the Centralian Red Tails and Top End Storm and a special cultural performance.

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NT Delegation Heads to China for Inaugural Donghai Flight Ceremony

A Northern Territory delegation will travel to China from 27 to 30 May as part of the Donghai Airlines, inaugural flight ceremony.

This visit forms part of the Territory’s commitment to building a sustainable aviation network and attracting the first ever, new direct international air service from China.

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Taiwan-Australia Artists in Residence announced

The Department of Tourism and Culture is today congratulating dancer and choreographer, Rachael Wallis of Nhulunbuy in North-East Arnhem Land, and Paiwan singer Mei-Chuan Sang of Taiwan, as the successful recipients of the 2018 Taiwan-Australia Indigenous Artist in Residence program.

The Northern Territory Government through Arts NT is a proud supporter of the program with a $100,000 contribution towards the two-year Indigenous Arts Exchange Artist in Residence initiative, with matched funding from the Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Cultural Development Centre (IPCDC) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

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Discover the Northern Territory Library online

The Northern Territory Library has launched its new website making it even easier for users to discover more about the Territory’s unique history and culture.

The new online home, ntl.nt.gov.au is a one-stop-shop about the Library that can be used by culture seekers, researchers, students, tourists and regular library visitors.

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Creating Jobs: 45 NT Tourism Industry Business Ready for Chinese Visitors

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.

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Something New: Supercars to Arrive in Night Parade

In a first, the Transporter Night Convoy will light up the streets of Darwin on Wednesday 13 June as it manoeuvers its way from Hidden Valley to the city from 6.15pm.

Fans can line the convoy route or join in the FREE family fun in Raintree Park with a performance by Dr Elephant, kids’ entertainment, food stalls, music and sundowner shopping.

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Australian children’s classic comes to life in interactive stage show

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre is pleased to present Creature, a stunning digital stage re-imagining of the classic Australian story, Dot and the Kangaroo.

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Tourists Are Coming: Customer Staff encouraged to attend Welcome China Lunch

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.