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New Darwin to Bali service takes off

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Virgin’s inaugural Darwin-Bali service will provide another gateway for international tourists to come to the Territory as well as giving locals greater choice when booking holiday flights to Bali.

The NT Government’s $103 million Turbocharging Tourism stimulus package includes a strong focus on growing sustainable air services into the Territory, with this new Bali service following on the back of a new Qantas Darwin/Uluru/Adelaide service, a new direct service from China by Donghai Airlines, increased Jetstar Asia services between Singapore and Darwin, and additional SilkAir services between Singapore and Darwin.

Turbocharging tourism marketing efforts have already delivered an extra 56,632 tourists to the Territory, smashing the Government’s target of 53,000 by the end of June 2019.

We have welcomed 298,000 international visitors who have contributed $472 million to the Territory economy for the year ending December 2018. This is a 10 per cent increase of international visitors to the Northern Territory in the most recent December quarter 2018.

To attract international tourists on to the new Bali service to come to the Territory, Tourism NT is launching an Expedia marketing campaign in United Kingdom and Europe via TripAdvisor and social media with an ‘add on Australia to your Bali holiday’ message.

Tourism NT will also undertake a cooperative marketing campaign with Virgin Australia in Bali to build inbound demand on the route by promoting major events such as the Supercars, AFL matches and Darwin Festival and other reasons for immediate travel.

The seasonal service will operate three times per week, between 10 April and 20 October 2019, on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft (176 seats). Flights can be booked online.

Source: NT Government

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