Tourism welcomes regional event boost

29 October 2013

Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall has welcomed the Government’s announcement of $750,000 funding for Eventscorp’s Regional Events Scheme (RES) that will fund regional events across WA.

Tourism Council WA believes this RES funding will be critical in enticing interstate and local tourists to explore our extraordinary regional destinations.

“Events are highly effective at getting tourists into regions and spending money on local accommodation, restaurants, shopping and tourist attractions” said Mr Hall.

“Just a bit of extra funding can help a regional festival get noticed in Perth and the east coast cities” said Mr Hall.

“This is a great use of Government funding as events can provide a new experience for visitors that will get them back year after year” said Mr Hall.

Event organisers in WA can apply for grants from $5,000 to $50,000 to support their regional events held between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015.

“This additional funding is a result of strong advocacy from the tourism industry” said Mr Hall.   

 “Regional tourism operators have done it tough over the past few years and this funding will provide a real boost for tourism trade in our regions” said Mr Hall.

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