Sponsors

 

Principal Sponsor

Perth Airport

As the Western Hub of Australia, Perth Airport plays a significant role in the State’s economic, social and cultural activities by facilitating travel and employment, connecting people and places, and providing support for communities.
As the fourth largest domestic and international airport in Australia, Perth Airport is serviced by 19 international, and 13 domestic and regional airlines, contributing almost $4 billion each year to the Western Australian economy.

Perth Airport is committed to supporting Western Australian tourism through increased services and establishing new and improved airline partnerships that encourage growth in visitor numbers to Perth and Western Australia.

 

Major Sponsors

Crown

Crown Perth has been a major sponsor and the host venue for the WA Tourism Awards for more than eight years. Located on the banks of the Swan River, Crown Perth is Western Australia's only fully-integrated entertainment resort with three international hotels, 39 restaurants and bars, 24 hour casino, 2,300 seat theatre, luxurious day spa, resort-style pools, retail outlets, riverside cycling trails and a world-class convention centre. 

Tourism Western Australia has been a major sponsor of the WA Tourism Awards since inception. Tourism WA is a State Government statutory authority and part of the broader economic development portfolio of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation. The agency is responsible for promoting Western Australia as an extraordinary holiday destination.

 

Support Sponsors

The Heritage Council’s Strategic Plan 2016-2020 identifies the importance of heritage tourism to the State’s economy and a commitment to work with tourism authorities, representative bodies and other industry stakeholders on recognising the contribution of heritage tourism and elevating this aspect in State tourism strategies. Heritage tourism is a growth industry that presents opportunities to broaden the State’s tourism base, increase visitor experiences, and contribute to the sustainability of heritage places. Research has shown that heritage tourists tend to stay longer, spend more, and seek out experiences in museums and art galleries, historical and heritage buildings, sites and monuments. 

Locals and tourists visiting Western Australia can explore more than 25,000 heritage places through inHerit, an interactive database on the Department of Planning Lands and Heritage’s website. Visitors can plan trips to heritage places and enhance their experience by going to http://inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au/public

The City of Perth is a strong supporter of Tourism Council Western Australia and shares its mission of promoting tourism development. The City also recognises the importance of having first-class tourism infrastructure and achieving the highest standards of service. This is exemplified by our sponsorship contribution to the Western Australian Tourism Awards. The City makes tourists feel welcome through its i-City volunteer host program and comprehensive online guides to city activities. As Western Australia's capital city local government, the City of Perth is committed to ensuring the city environment creates a favourable impression on all who visit.

Founded in the Queensland outback in 1920, Qantas has grown to be Australia's largest domestic and international airline. Registered originally as the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited (QANTAS), Qantas is widely regarded as the world's leading long distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia.
Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions delivers on-ground operations across; Parks and Visitor Services, Forest and Ecosystem Management, Rivers and Estuaries, and Regional and Fire Management Services. 

Guru Productions is a Perth-based production company producing several lifestyle TV programs. Locally-produced program Destination WA is designed and created to showcase unique experiences across Western Australia, attracting interest to our region both locally and throughout Australia.

Product Sponsors

Back in the 1970s, Erl and Ros Happ were inspired to plant a wide range of grape varieties in the Margaret River region. Today the estate vineyards produce more than 30 grape varieties and a comprehensive portfolio of wines sold locally, nationally and exported around the world.

Willie Creek Pearls has one of the largest collections of pearl jewellery in Australia, featuring the famous Australian South Sea Cultured Pearl. They offer a stunning array of pearl types that have been handcrafted into beautiful pieces of jewellery. Not just a jewellery retailer, Willie Creek Pearls offer the complete Pearl experience, from telling the story of history and pearling in Broome, to educating thousands of visitors a year about modern day Pearling at Willie Creek Pearl Farm, right through to commercial pearl farming and jewellery manufacture. Willie Creek Pearls has been in the tourism industry for 30 years and remains passionate about telling every part of the unique story of the Pearl of Western Australia.