Helping locals out
RECENTLY, reports have come through showing tourism in the Northern Territory is down and Jabiru is at risk of being lost altogether.
While it’s disappointing to see something held so proudly perform so poorly, it brings an opportunity for Territorians to chip in, put out a helping hand and have an impact.
Next time you’re looking for a weekend away, put some money back into the local economy — visit a cute little museum or roadhouse on the side of the Stuart Highway and spend a bit of money — be it a memento, a purposeless souvenir or even something like a tea towel or mug that has practicality behind it, it’s important to support the local businesses that communities rely on, or they may disappear completely.
Visiting our Territory treasures, our waterfalls, camp sites under the stars and walking trails with views to behold will show there is a demand for them and they have a future — it is up to all of us to help out, not just rely on international and domestic visitors to make our tourism industry thrive.
There is always something new to discover in our boundless Territory plains and everyone has their favourite places that brings a smile to their face — don’t forget about them, keep returning and together we can make the Territory the tourist mecca it should be.
Perhaps try a cruise on a billabong