Media Releases

Winning back tourists from the east coast

11 November 2013

Latest data released today by Tourism Research Australia shows that domestic tourism (interstate and intrastate) into WA is up by 10% to 6.768 million visitors over the 12 months to September 2013. The increase injecting an additional $195 million into the Western Australian economy.

The National Visitor Survey showed the strongest growth came from a 27% increase in interstate leisure tourists, with 343,000 visiting Western Australia.

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Kings Park reigns over the WA tourism industry

10 November 2013

Last night, at the Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards Gala Dinner, the tourism industry gathered to recognise and reward the extraordinary tourism experiences that Western Australia has to offer.

The Awards showcase the best in the industry for their outstanding customer service, innovation and ongoing business excellence.

Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said “the Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards highlight tourism excellence and reflect the passion and professionalism of WA tourism operators.”

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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.

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Scoot into WA on a low cost flight

16 October 2013

Tourism Council WA CEO has welcomed today’s launch of Scoot Airlines direct flights from Singapore to Perth. The direct flight will create new low cost services from South East Asia to Western Australia.

“Scoot airlines will boost holiday tourists from South East Asia to WA” said Mr Hall.

“We are looking forward to “discount flights from Singapore to Perth for under $100”said Mr Hall.

“Scoot will bring holiday makers from across Asia in WA” said Mr Hall.

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Tourism launches Customer Service revolution

14 October 2013

Tourism Council WA will launch the Customer Service WAy program to revolutionise customer service in WAs tourism towns and precincts. The program will be launched by Tourism Council CEO Evan Hall at the City of Perth Customer Service Awards today.

“WA has extraordinary experiences to offer visitors, but that’s got to be backed up by extraordinary customer service” said Mr Hall.

“We can’t just rely on good beaches and great wine” said Mr Hall “we must lift service standards to attract new tourists and win back repeat visitors”.

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Tourism and education to replace mining as top growth industries

8 October 2013

A major new report has identified tourism and international education as the top economic drivers in Australia’s future. Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall has welcomed the report which calls for a refocus of Federal and State Government economic strategy.

“With the mining boom declining it time for government and business to look at other industries that will drive Australia’s growth” said Mr Hall.                                         

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Etihad arrives in Perth, time to get Halal Ready!

4 October 2013

Etihad Airways direct flights to Perth would boost international tourism from the Middle East, Europe and the US according to Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall.

“Etihad flights to Perth would mean more competition and services from Europe through the growing Middle East hub” said Mr Hall.

 “Tourism from the Middle East will continue to grow rapidly as Etihad joins Emirates and Qatar with direct flights to Perth” said Mr Hall.

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Tourism welcomes new Segway tours

2 October 2013

Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall has welcomed the City of Perth’s first Segway tour which were officially launched today by the Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi.

Segway Tours WA, are based on Barrack Street Jetty and offer visitors and locals sightseeing tours along the riverfront in a new fun way.

Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said “developing new tourism product is critical to the growth of the WA industry and it is fantastic to see a new and exciting tourism experience being launched in WA.”

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Marketing campaign unveiled for Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards finalists

2 October 2013

Tonight, at the announcement of the finalists in the 2013 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards, a new marketing package developed by Tourism WA and The Sunday Times was unveiled.

The new marketing campaign will promote Award Finalists and Winners to international and domestic visitors through a number of print, digital and social media networks.

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New President and Board for Tourism Council WA

27 September 2013

Long term Tourism Council WA Director Manny Papadoulis has been elected President by the new Board, following last night’s Annual General Meeting of Tourism Council Members.

The new Tourism Council WA Board comprises:

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