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Creating Jobs: Tourism Roundtable to Attract Singaporean Investment Potential

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss will travel today to Singapore to host a Tourism Investment Roundtable and present an update on the record $103 million Turbocharging Tourism stimulus package to attract more visitors, create local jobs and put more money into the pockets of Territorians.

In collaboration with Austrade Singapore, the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation and InvestNT, the Roundtable will brief the Singaporean tourism investment community on opportunities in the Territory.

It is the first time the Singaporean tourism investment community has been directly engaged by the Territory tourism industry in this way.

This builds off previous collaborations with Austrade. In 2017, the Minister hosted a Tourism Investment Roundtable in Guangzhou China. 

The Roundtable comes as 19 Territory tourism operators undertake a mission to promote their tourism offerings to the Greater China, Singapore and Malaysia markets. The biennial Adventure NT targets trade partners, digital travel sharing platforms, media and key airline stakeholders and provides Territory businesses the opportunity to meet them first-hand.

Minister Moss will launch the Adventure NT 2018 activities in Singapore and host a group of business event planners at an NT Convention Bureau and Darwin Convention Centre dinner event in Singapore. Turbocharging Tourism includes a $2.33 million bid fund to attract business events to the NT; Singapore is an emerging business events market given its position as Northern Australia’s gateway to Asia.

More information about NT investment opportunities can be found here:

Travel and accommodation costs* for the Minister for Tourism and Culture and one staff member are:

*Travel costs are based on the official itineraries received from the travel provider prior to departure and the known exchange rate at the time.

Quotes from Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss

“Creating jobs is the Territory Labor Government’s number one priority, and one of the ways we can do this is by attracting private investment. 

“The Tourism Investment Roundtable is an opportunity to show potential tourism investors in Singapore the great opportunities we have here in the Northern Territory.

“Singapore is a strong and sophisticated economy and major regional hub for multinational businesses operating in Asia.”

Media Contact: Trish Grimshaw 0401 119 242