All-Female Indian Naval Crew Lands in WA in History-Making Circumnavigation Bid

A sailing ship carrying six female Indian naval officers have arrived in Fremantle as part of a journey to circumnavigate the globe. Tourism, Defence Issues, Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia and Women’s Interest Minister Simone McGurk officially welcomed the crew on Wednesday who arrived on board the Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini.…

Port Upgrades to Grow Broome’s Economy, Cruise Ship Industry

24-hour cruise ship access will be enabled as part of upgrades to Broome Port to boost the growth of WA’s cruise ship industry. The State Government’s $7 million upgrade to the port aims to boost WA’s international visitor numbers to the town as a tourist destination while improving the local economy. Dredging of the access…

Big Tennis Names Return to Perth For Hopman Cup

Perth will be welcoming the best tennis player line-up in Hopman Cup history when the tournament returns to the city in 2018. Top players across eight countries will head to Perth for the tournament in January, headlined by 19-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer. Current men’s world number two Federer will again represent Switzerland along…

Fremantle Cruise Port’s upgrade to boost tourism?

Fremantle Cruise Port has recently undergone improvements with the hope of encouraging cruise ships to return, boosting tourism and the WA economy. The State Heritage listed building, constructed in the 1960’s, has a beautiful terminal inside according to Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettit. However the surrounding areas are a cause for concern. “It’s fair to say…

WA’s Biggest Horse Racing Festival Receives Funding Boost

Racing in Western Australia will receive a boost with new State Government funding for the 2017 TABtouch Masters series. WA’s biggest annual racing festival will be provided with $200,000 from the State Government as part of a WA election commitment. The event to be held on November 25 and December 2 is the world’s only…

Spartan Race to Boost Tourism and Economy

Perth is set to become host to the world’s toughest obstacle race when the inaugural Spartan Asia Pacific Championships comes to Perth later this year. Racers from all over the globe will arrive in Perth in November to compete in the event described as the toughest and most competitive obstacle course in the world. Organisers…

McGowan’s Bid To Make Rotto Family Friendly

Premier Mark McGowan has made moves to boost tourism in Rottnest Island with a new ferry contract awarded to Captain Cook Cruisers. The new service will commence in November this year, ferrying tourists and visitors between Rotto and Fremantle CBD. It’s a move that Rottnest Island Authority hopes will increase visiting numbers and boost business competition. There were a…

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…