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BUDGET 2019: TURBO2 ANNOUNCED - Investing in Tourism to Support Business and Create Jobs

The Territory Labor Government today announced an additional $62.8 million over two years for Turbocharging Tourism 2.

The initial Turbocharging Tourism investment exceeded its target, attracting more holiday visitors and business event travellers to the Territory. So far, it’s delivered:

TURBO2 will build on the momentum of TURBO1, delivering more investment into domestic and international marketing and continuing support for events and festivals which are bringing more people to the Territory every year.  It includes:

Meanwhile, the $53.74 million investment in tourism infrastructure from TURBO1 continues with:

Quotes from the Chief Minister, Michael Gunner:

“TURBO2 will create local jobs by supporting and growing our valuable tourism industry.

“More investment in tourism and events means more money into the Territory and that’s good for local business.”

Quotes from Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:

“TURBO1 put us back in the game in terms of tourism. TURBO2 will build on the success of that investment.

“We exceeded our TURBO1 holiday visitor target with 57,000 extra holiday bookings injecting an estimated $70 million-plus into the economy, which continues to grow.

“These are holiday visitors that are coming as a direct result of our Turbocharging Tourism investment.

“TURBO2 demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the tourism industry and will keep the momentum going from TURBO1.”

Media contact: Cameron Angus 0404 021 192