16 Oct 2015
Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, Minister for Tourism
An Alice Springs walking tours business will use a Northern Territory tourism grant to buy a portable storage device to incorporate audio and video into the tours.
Chief Minister and Tourism Minister Adam Giles said Foot Falcon Tours was being supported with a $1362.55 grant through the Country Liberal Government’s $4.75 million Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund.
“Currently, the operator carries a folder with pieces of paper, photos and maps to show to clients during the tour,” he said.
“This can get a little unruly trying to find the correct piece of paper at the right time.
“The purchase of a portable storage device will allow the operator to carry a single device that contains a lot more information that is readily accessible.
“It will mean audio and video can be featured during the tour and will also enable the operator to quickly find an answer to any question the tour group may have.”
Mr Giles said the Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund was supporting tourism businesses right throughout the Territory.
“The Country Liberals Government is committed to expanding the range of tourism experiences on offer in the Territory, particularly in our regional and remote areas, so we can create more jobs and drive economic development in these communities,” he said.
“This grant to Foot Falcon Tours shows that even a small amount of assistance from the Government can make a big difference to a local tourism operator.
“It’s all part of the Country Liberals Government’s plan to drive the development of North Australia and build a $2.2 billion visitor economy by 2020,” he said.
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