Northern Horizons – Unleashing Our Tourism Potential

June 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN: 978-1-74366-662-3

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Chair's Foreword


Committee Secretariat

Terms of Reference


List of Recommendations

1. Introduction

  Tourism in Northern Australia
  Previous Inquiries and Reports
  About the Inquiry
  Report Structure

2. Tourism Funding and Policy Initiatives

  Domestic and International Tourism
  Economic Impact of Tourism
  Role of Government
  Concluding Comment

3. Showcasing Northern Australia

  Domestic Marketing of Northern Australia
  Marketing Northern Australia Internationally
  Cooperation between Marketing Bodies
  Marketing Opportunities
  Concluding Comment

4. Enabling Access to Northern Australia

  Infrastructure Funding
  Travel by Road
  Travel by Air
  Travel by Sea
  Travel by Rail
  Concluding Comment

5. Developing the Tourism Industry

  Planning and Investment
  Tourism Operators and Entrepreneurs
  Costs of Doing Business
  Labour Availability
  Social Infrastructure
  Concluding Comment

6. Tourism Experiences in Northern Australia

  Cultural Tourism
  Developing Nature Based Tourism
  Drive Tourism
  Industrial Tourism
  Educational Tourism
  Tourism Case Studies
  Concluding Comment

A. Submissions

B. Exhibits

C. Hearings, Private Briefings and Witnesses

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