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Australia's Northern Territory looks to Singapore for tourism boost

Published on Jan 22, 2013 5:11 PM
 
Uluru or Ayers Rock, the sacred sandstone rock formation that rises majestically in Australia's Northern Territory. Australia's Northern Territory, known for its nature parks Ayers Rock and Kakadu, wants more Singaporeans to visit to boost its tourism industry. -- PHOTO: NORTH TERRITORY TOURIST COMMISSION

Australia's Northern Territory, known for its nature parks Ayers Rock and Kakadu, wants more Singaporeans to visit to boost its tourism industry.

The northern state has set a target of attracting 30 per cent more Singaporeans, up from last year's 6,000. In total, more than 300,000 Singaporeans visited Australia last year.

Its tourism minister, Mr Matt Conlan, led a team of attraction operators to Singapore on Tuesday to meet outbound travel agents and airlines.

New promotional packages to the Australian state will also be launched at the Natas travel fair in February.