Hundreds of foreign travel agents will be jetted to Perth and treated to some of the State’s best attractions and experiences in a major coup for WA’s recovering tourism sector.
A proposed overhaul to Australia’s working holiday program has sparked fears for local businesses.
A proposal to cap backpackers to 12 months in Australia could threaten millions of dollars in spending in Western Australia, new figures reveal.
The only place in WA where you can ride on a heritage electric tram will link up with a new nearby Metronet train station, creating a ‘whole new’ visitor experience, Transport Minister Rita Saffioti says.
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Facilities at two of Albany’s iconic tourist spots — The Gap and Natural Bridge — will receive a $3.3m upgrade thanks to the State Government’s Torndirrup National Park improvement project.
Governor Chris Dawson has been drawn into an ugly boardroom fight at Tourism WA, using rarely exercised royal powers to sack an official who refused to resign amid claims of a conflict of interest.
WA taxpayers could still foot the bill for Perth Mint’s compliance failings if the gold refinery does not sharpen up by April 2025, amid concerns breaches have continued.
A prominent Perth hotel owned by a well-known businessman has been sold for $23 million after his company was put in administration last year.
One of the biggest names in international tourism and hotels is eyeing off further expansion in WA after a stronger-than-expected launch of a new property in the State’s south-west.
Wave Rock is among a raft of iconic WA landmarks that may return to its original name as traditional custodians seek to restore cultural heritage values - and protect them by keeping certain areas off-limits.
The service will resume from December 1, bringing more than 129,000 new inbound seats to WA per year and giving outbound travellers more connection options to destinations including the UK, US and Europe.
The State is currently brimming with two things — a mega-surplus and ideas. Government, business, and all of us need to grasp both to turn this into a vision for Perth and WA.
Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti has set her sights on direct flights between Perth and India after direct flights to Shanghai resumed at the weekend.
It’s the sort of mistake most out of towners only make once: moving to Perth and trying to tell us what we should or shouldn’t be doing. Fortunately, we’re nice people over here and we take feedback well.
A record $400 million was spent in the Perth CBD during December, with more than one million people coming into the WA capital during the festive season.
Rottnest Island is becoming an even bigger tourism drawcard as its accommodation and attractions are broadened to bring in a wider range of tourists. And there are even more changes on the way.
Tourism officials launched an early bid to lure Hollywood megastar and former wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to Perth as part of negotiations with WWE for a WA event.
WA’s wealthy Wyllie family has jumped on board a plan to deliver a proposed $100 million wave park in Perth’s south.
Coldplay fans don’t care how much the Cook Government spent enticing the superstar band to Perth, according to a new Tourism Council WA survey.
Many West Australians would’ve been pleased to hear that Indonesia is likely to remove the $50 per person visa on arrival fee, that may just be the difference between taking a holiday in Bali or somewhere else.
Fees to Rottnest Island will be waived completely for WA’s most disadvantaged schools as the Cook Government moves to slash the cost of school camps for families struggling under the cost of living pressures.
Big-name performers like Robbie Williams should be helping our State build on its claim to be the ‘western gateway to Australia’. So why can’t we get it right?
The region’s peak tourism body has opened its signature Aboriginal heritage experience at Ngilgi Cave near Yallingup.
China is exempting citizens of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Malaysia from needing visas to visit in a bid to boost post-COVID tourism.
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