Two Tourists Dead, More Injured in Egypt Stabbing

A stabbing at an Egyptian Red Sea beach resort has resulted in two German tourists being killed and four other foreigners injured. The attacker was detained by hotel security and members of the public until the police were able to arrive at the scene. The security manager at El Palacio hotel, Saud Abdelaziz commented on…

WA to Become International Mountain Biking Destination

WA is a step closer to becoming an international mountain biking destination, after a new master plan was released today. The plan aims to guide the development of trails in Perth and Peel, expanding the current network of trails from 125 kilometres over nine sites, to 575 kilometres over 24 sites. The report is a…

Grants to Boost West Kimberley Indigenous Communities and Environment

West Kimberley communities will be receiving a helping hand through new funding to assist Aboriginal Australians and wildlife. $50,226 in grants through the Water Corporation’s Community Grants Scheme will improve Indigenous employment, health and wellbeing as well as protecting and caring for wildlife. The money will be given to nine not-for-profit groups and schools across…

Tourism WA to Open New Eastern States Office

Tourism WA is set to establish a tourism office on Australia’s east coast, in a bid to boost tourism to the state. The office in Sydney will represent the industry leading to a direct increase in visitors from the eastern states to Western Australia, create jobs, develop business opportunities and diversify the economy. It will…

Government Engages Industry To Boost Local Jobs

The State Government kicks off a range of industry engagement consortiums to boost tourism activities, hoping to creating more local jobs. The consortium will allow industry key stakeholders to provide valuable feedback on the Labor Government’s election promises, resulting better outcomes and decision makings. Industries such as tourism, defence, agribusiness, international education, manufacturing, aquaculture, creative…

Anti-parallel trading protest takes place in Hong Kong

Parallel trading in Hong Kong, mainly operated by mainland Chinese traders and a few Hong Kong citizens, has been a nuisance to the border-proximate Northern and Yuen Long District. Local activists claim that parallel-trading has helped monopolizing the shops in the district concerned, turning local shops into solely jewellery shop and pharmacies, to cater the…

Competitors Gear Up For Avon Descent

This weekend more than 550 mighty competitors are readying themselves to take on the Avon Descent. The Avon Descent is an annual two day water event which started back in 1973 where contestants race from Northam to Perth in water craft and is held in the August of every year. It is the only event…

State Government are after your opinion on Rottnest

West Australians are being asked to give feedback to the State Government on the future of Rottnest Island. Tourism Minister Liza Harvey released a draft management plan today for the island. That was developed by the Rottnest Island Authority to cover the next five years. The plan is available for community comment for the next…

WA Launched Tourism Ad Blitz

The state government launched a new advertising campaign hoping to attract more tourists visiting WA. The national advertisement will cost 3.6 million dollars, promoting Western Australia as the next tourism destination on TV and Cinema from next week. Tourism Minister Liza Harvey told WAMN News that she was pleased with the advertisement film, and believed this…

9 Dead Identities Confirmed in Egypt

The identities of all nine Hong Kong dead were confirmed by the weekend. 10 relatives of the victims and 16 Hong Kong Government members sent to Egypt to confirm the dead and paid their last respects to their loved ones. Chinese Ambassador Song Aiguo expressed his deepest mourn and concern for the nine dead. He…