Airport expansion builds tourism

20 June 2015

Tourism Council WA congratulates Premier Colin Barnett and Regional Development Minister Terry Redman on the State government investment in the expansion of Busselton airport announced today.

The expansion would provide the capacity to increase the number of visitors to Busselton, Margaret River, Southern Forests and the Great Southern.

To activate the airport, it is essential to attract airline services and bring in new tourists by promoting Western Australia.

 “With a major expansion at Perth Airport, upgrade of Busselton airport and more than 2,000 new hotel rooms, we must attract more tourists to make the most of this new capacity,” TCWA CEO Evan Hall said.

“Government and the tourism industry need to promote tourism packages to activate our new airports, hotels and attractions.

“By promoting attractions such as new Perth Stadium footy and Margaret River Gourmet Escape, we can attract new visitors into Perth, Busselton and the South West.”

With an expanded Busselton airport, new tourist itineraries can be created across the State, such as: fly interstate to Busselton airport, cellar doors in Margaret River, drive to National Anzac Centre in Albany, return via scenic Albany Highway, then experience Perth and return interstate from Perth Airport.