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Economic contribution of Kakadu National Park to tourism in the Northern Territory

Tremblay, Pascal (2008). Economic contribution of Kakadu National Park to tourism in the Northern Territory. Northern Institute Research Brief Series,(7).

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Title Economic contribution of Kakadu National Park to tourism in the Northern Territory
Author Tremblay, Pascal
Journal Name Northern Institute Research Brief Series
Publication Date 2008
Issue Number 7
Total Pages 1
Place of Publication Darwin, NT
Publisher Charles Darwin University, The Northern Institute
Field of Research 1699 - Other Studies in Human Society
Abstract Objectives of Study
This study evaluates the economic value of Kakadu National Park (KNP) based solely on the park’s worth as a tourism asset. This assessment is based on the park’s ability to motivate a visit and corresponding expenditure from interstate and overseas. In addition, the park’s ability to retain Territorians within the state for their holiday expenditure is also considered.

The main objectives were to:
• Estimate the contribution of KNP to the region through tourism expenditures using the Carlsen and Wood (2004) approach;
• Compare and contrast the profile of visitors to the Kakadu sub-region of the Top End using both the Northern Territory Travel  Monitor (NTTM) and Kakadu National Park Visitor Economic Survey data; and
• Provide a general picture of historical and current tourism markets within the sub-region and the broader Top End region of the NT.
Keywords Northern Territory
Kakadu National Park
Economic value
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