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Value of Tourism

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Tourism is a fundamental pillar of the Territory's economy and contributes across a range of industries. Tourists arrive in the Northern Territory and spend money on attractions, meals and accommodation - leading to broader economic benefits. Improvements in tourism products and services enhance the Territory's liveability and enjoyment for residents, while encouraging visitation and spend in the regions. Tourism no doubt brings tremendous economic value through visitor spending, but it is also an important source of job creation.

Tourism NT subscribes to and conducts economic and industry monitoring that covers key performance indicators such as the value of tourism to the Northern Territory economy and the stability of the Territory's tourism industry through the number of tourism businesses.

NT Tourism Satellite Account

The NT Tourism Satellite Account summary presents data annually on the direct and indirect economic contribution of tourism in the Northern Territory, sourced from Tourism Research Australia's State Tourism Satellite Accounts (State TSA). For more information view the NT Tourism Satellite Account 2019-20.

View older versions of the Tourism Satellite Account in the archive.

NT Regional Tourism Satellite Account 2016-19

The NT Regional Tourism Satellite Account factsheets present data on a three-year average for the direct and indirect economic contribution of tourism in the Northern Territory regions sourced from Tourism Research Australia's Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts (Regional TSA).

NT Tourism Businesses June 2020

This summary presents a count of all actively trading businesses in the Northern Territory sourced from Tourism Research Australia's Tourism Businesses in Australia report. Download the factsheet for more information on Tourism Businesses in the NT.

Aboriginal Tourism Businesses 

This summary presents a count of all actively trading businesses in the Northern Territory sourced from Tourism NT administrative data and Australian Bureau of Statistics business counts data.

Page last updated on 04 June 2021