International visitors to the Territory are behind a $472 million injection into the local economy in 2018.
New Tourism Research Australia figures released show international visitor numbers on the rise, with an approximate 10 per cent increase for the December 2018 quarter compared to the same period in 2017.
The whole of year figures also showed positive growth, led by a 4.8 per cent increase in holiday visitors with 259,000 international tourists coming to the Territory during the year.
The positive growth indicates the Turbocharging Tourism activities are taking effect.
The USA dominated as the top source market to the NT with 40,000 visitors while Japan was second with 35,000 visitors.
United Kingdom, Germany, and Greater China (which includes mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) were the next largest source markets.
Over the year to December 2018 Japan’s visitation to the NT grew by 56 per cent and Greater China’s by 55 per cent.
* Source: Tourism Research Australia
Source: NT Government