WA reaches new highs in tourists to the state

WA has experienced more visitors to the state’s shores, new tourism figures have revealed. The latest National Visitor Survey and International Visitor Survey released on Wednesday, WA reached a record-breaking 2.76 million out-of-state visitors including last financial year, the strongest growth of all states and territories. In the 12 months to June 2019, the number…

WA trials direct flights to Shanghai in tourism boost

Chinese tourists to WA will get more opportunities to visit the state with direct flights between Shanghai and Perth, the State Government has announced. The McGowan Government has made available a trial of flights through airline China Eastern Airlines over the peak Chinese New Year season to boost tourism to WA. In a partnership between…

State government encourages cultural diversity with Harmony Week grants

Cultural diversity is being encouraged in WA communities to celebrate multiculturalism in the State. The State Government has begun promoting Harmony Week, boosting cultural inclusion activities to encourage Western Australians to experience, explore and appreciate the state’s cultural, faith and linguistic diversity. The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has made available grants…

Channel 7 showcases Kimberley region in WA tourism boost

Breathtaking sights and attractions of the Kimberley region are set to be promoted on network television, with the State Government hoping it will lure visitors to the WA. Attractions will be showcased in upcoming episodes of Channel Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens, highlighting the best of the region. The broadcast, which is part of a…

Grants boost innovation and jobs for WA defence industry

WA’s defence will get a boost with the State Government enhancing collaborative research and innovation technologies. The government’s Defence Science Centre has announced research grants to deliver innovative WA technologies to develop solutions for defence markets and enhance competitiveness of the local defence industry. Two grants will be made available including one for collaborations between…

Quokkas acknowledged for their WA tourism contribution with annual birthday weekend

Picture Courtesy: Chris Hemsworth’s Instagram WA’s iconic Rottnest Island local quokka will be celebrated with an annual weekend in its honour. The State Government has announced a universal quokka birthday to acknowledge it as a national icon that has boosted WA’s tourism. Inaugural quokka birthday celebrations will run in September from Friday the 13th to…

GoPro Summit showcases Kimberley region to the world

WA’s Kimberley region will be captured by some of the world’s best content creators, showcasing the region in a new summit. More than 40 content creators and adventure athletes have descended on the region as part of the annual GoPro Creator Summit, who have a combined reach of more than 28 million to participate in…

Public transport concessions to reduce cost of living for asylum seekers

Asylum seekers in WA will receive a boost to their travel difficulties with access to concessions on public transport. Public transport concession fares will be made available to improve asylum seeker access to health, education, community services and job interviews if they are deemed eligible to work. Revealed at an event on Thursday, up to…

WA tourism increases with more visitors coming to the state

WA has experienced a boost to its tourism, recording high numbers of visitors to the state, new statistics have revealed. Figures from the National Visitor Survey (NVS) and recent International Visitor Survey (IVS) have shown a record 2.66 million out-of-state visitors and a rise in spending injected into the WA economy. Among the visitors,the combined…