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.
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).
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.
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.
Take a trip back in time during Back to Morse Week at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station.
The Old Post Office at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station will spring to life with the sound of Morse signals as visiting telegraphists fire up the Old Telegraph Line and start clicking out messages down the line.