$1.2 million dollar Jetstar and Tourism WA deal

Major boosts to the WA tourism industry are expected after the State Government signed a $1.2 million dollar cooperative marketing agreement with Jetstar. The deal will help increase awareness of Western Australia as a holiday destination, stimulating interstate visitation and bringing thousands of visitors to WA. Tourism Minister Paul Papalia, said the promotion of low…

Optus Stadium’s New Jetty Opens Today

Perth’s Optus Stadium gets a new $5 million Burswood Jetty to provide alternative transport options for stadium goers. Three berths have been constructed with Captain Cook Cruises secured one of the berth with an exclusive use license. Private ferry services by Captain Cook Cruises to Optus Stadium will be available from the first weeknight fixture…

Community Language Schools To Receive Funding Assistance

47 community language schools in Western Australia, with a more than 5,300 students have received in excess of $705,900 in funding from the McGowan Government through the Office of Multicultural Interests’ Community Languages Program (CLP). The CLP assists not-for-profit culturally diverse organisations enabling them to offer education on other languages and cultural maintenance programs after…

Singaporean Airlines’ Dreamliner to Boost WA Tourism

More seats on Singapore Airlines’ new Dreamliner plane is set to boost tourism from the country to Western Australia. The WA Government has welcomed the airliner’s newest Boeing 787-10 aircraft to Perth as the first Australian destination as it lands in WA for the first time on Tuesday. “Singapore Airlines’ decision to introduce the newest…

Perth to Host Largest Tourism Trade Event

The State Government will be looking to showcase the changing face of Perth and WA by bringing Australia’s largest tourism trade event to Perth. WA has secured the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE19) event for 2019, bringing about 3,000 delegates from more than 30 countries to talk tourism through the global event. “We’ve see Perth, Australia’s…

Margaret River Pro Cancelled After Gracetown Shark Attacks

The World Surf League has cancelled the Margaret River Pro, following two shark attacks near Gracetown during the week. The World Surf League (WSL) made the announcement on Wednesday morning, claiming there was “unacceptable risk” to allow the competition to continue. “The WSL puts the highest premium on safety,” WSL CEO Sophie Goldschmidt said in…

Aboriginal Tourism A Financial and Economic Booster For WA

Indigenous tourism has had a significant impact on WA’s economy, providing a strong financial and social contribution to the State, new research has found. The snapshot by Tourism Western Australia and the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC) has revealed Aboriginal tourism businesses contributed to the State’s growth “contributing to the economic sustainability of…

New Liquor Laws to Boost WA Hospitality Flexibility

The WA Government is aiming to boost the state’s hospitality scene following the introduction of new reforms to WA’s liquor laws. The Liquor Control Amendment Bill 2018 will be presented to State Parliament next week, which will support local businesses, create more jobs and drive new hospitality activity. “We’re getting on with the job by…