Alice Springs tops Tiger poll for third time

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Alice Springs has been named Aus­tralia’s favourite travel des­ti­na­tion by Tig­erair fans for the third con­sec­u­tive time. Min­is­ter for Tourism Matt Con­lan said Alice Springs was in a league of its own when it comes to Tig­erair’s Face­book People’s Choice poll. “Alice Springs is clearly a favourite des­ti­na­tion of Aus­tralian trav­ellers, dom­i­nat­ing top spot on Tig­erair’s pop­u­lar Face­book poll yet again,” Mr Con­lan said. “Alice has now been voted the hottest hol­i­day spot for Tig­erair trav­ellers not once, not twice but three con­sec­u­tive oc­ca­sions, which is an in­cred­i­ble achieve­ment. “Claim­ing top place on Tig­erair’s first fan poll for 2014 is fan­tas­tic news for the town and our tourism in­dus­try as it means we’re still track­ing in the right di­rec­tion as we en­ter a new year. “We’ve been work­ing hard to put Alice Springs on the map and re­store the town's rep­u­ta­tion as an iconic global tourism des­ti­na­tion. Our new ‘Do the NT’ brand­ing is clearly hav­ing an im­pact on hol­i­day mak­ers and this poll shows that our ef­forts are pay­ing off. “At­tract­ing more tourists to Cen­tral Aus­tralia is an im­por­tant goal of the Coun­try Lib­er­als Govern­ment as we work to­wards build­ing a big­ger and more pros­per­ous econ­omy for the re­gion.” The People’s Choice poll in­volved hun­dreds of votes on­line and saw Alice Springs claim top spot ahead of Mel­bourne, Sun­shine Coast, Gold Coast and Perth round­ing out the top 5. As a re­sult of the poll, Tig­erair is of­fer­ing sale tick­ets of $79.95 each way from Syd­ney and Mel­bourne to Alice Springs for travel from April 29 to 19 June this year. To cel­e­brate Tig­erair’s new Bris­bane to Dar­win route, which be­gins in April, the air­line is also of­fer­ing sale fares to Dar­win from $79.95. “This is great news and fur­ther vin­di­ca­tion of the Coun­try Lib­er­als suc­cess in help­ing to lure Tig­erair back to Alice and Dar­win,” Mr Con­lan said. “Af­ter a decade of ne­glect by the pre­vi­ous La­bor Govern­ment, our tourism in­dus­try is now on the long road to re­cov­ery.”

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