Business event planners stampede into Alice Springs

The annual Alice Stampede famil has kicked off with 12 attendees getting a taste of what the NT’s Red Centre has to offer event planners.

Now in its eighth year, the program is designed to focus on a range of Aboriginal culture, heritage and outback adventure activities.

Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture Deputy CEO Andrew Hopper said they are looking forward to again co-hosting the event with the Alice Springs Convention Centre and industry partners.

“We’re very confident that attendees at Alice Stampede 2019 will be inspired by our destination and subsequently motivated to stage their business events in Alice Springs,” he said.

“It’s not just the unique locations that set Alice Springs apart; it’s the experiences, the people, the hospitality, connection to a 65,000 year old living culture and the feeling that you’re part of something more.”

The Northern Territory Government has provided $9.33 million towards attracting more national and international business events through its Turbocharging Tourism investment.