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

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)-
    Number of pages1
    JournalNorthern Institute Research Brief Series
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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