Alice tourism earnings drop 22%


2586 tourism earningsBy ERWIN CHLANDA
There has been a sharp drop in tourism earnings in The Centre in the year ending June 30, 2018.
The regional expenditure in Alice Springs (blue line) dropped from $420m to $329m, and in Lasseter – MacDonnell (green line), which includes the Ayers Rock Resort, from $484m to $461m.
The fall in Alice is 22% and in Lasseters – MacDonnell, 5%.
The figures were released today by Tourism Research Australia of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).


  1. Given the ever increasing crime rate and expensive airfares, if the government thinks another bloody art gallery is going to fix their issues then this town is in serious trouble.

  2. Correct Rosie. I have done the work for you, Government. Do the below and we will be sorted:–
    Talk to the airlines and subsidise our air fares in and out of Alice.
    Grow a pair and use detention centres they way they are designed – to be a deterrent to crime.
    Move the art gallery to in front of the ranges so it has an awesome back drop (where they want to build the new oval).
    Offer incentives to new business to open in the CBD.
    Have a regular bus service to ship out the trouble makers coming to town.
    Offer certified building programs for communities to better their people’s job prospects and fix their housing to a liveable standard at the same time.


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