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…

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…