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Territory Gov invests $3m in tourism experience enhancement program


The Territory Labor Government dedicates an additional $3M to the Visitor Experience Enhancement Program to elevate tourism amenities.

The Territory Labor Government is supporting and promoting our world-class tourism industry by investing another $3 million in improving visitor experience and amenities.

To date, $12.3 million has been invested in the Territory’s tourism offering through the Visitor Experience Enhancement Program (VEEP) – and there’s a further $3 million available now for local businesses and tourism operators to boost their businesses.

From accessibility infrastructure upgrades to developing new visitor experiences and products, the Territory’s tourism industry can access funding support of up to $100,000 that will improve the on-ground experiences of tourists to the Territory and drive growth in the visitor economy.

The Government is investing $3 million in the eighth round of the program, with Round 7 seeing $2.9 million awarded to 49 local businesses.

The VEEP program has supported the Darwin City Hotel in the installation of 18 rooms with soundproof acoustic glass windows to reduce noise.

Dundee Beach Holiday Park has completed a new Tropical Resort Style Pool, turbo-charging its offering to visitors.

Territory businesses can apply for funding of up to $100,000, with a matching cash contribution required for projects that will improve the on-ground experiences of visitors to the Territory.

The funding stimulates private investment and has flow-on benefits for other industry sectors, with all applicants required to adhere to the Buy Local Plan, as part of the NT Government’s commitment to supporting Territory enterprises.

Applications for VEEP Round 8 opened on 20 March and close on 7 May 2024.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism and Hospitality Joel Bowden

The Territory Labor Government’s Visitor Experience Enhancement Program offers a wonderful opportunity for operators who seek to deliver better tourism options in the Territory.

“We’re proud to have awarded over $12.3 million and supported 350 businesses over the past six years upgrading hundreds of facilities and experiences across the Territory.

“Our destination is second to none and we want our experiences, accommodation and tours to be world-class, benefitting visitors, businesses and all Territorians.”

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Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.