Media Releases

Tourism business to represent WA in the Telstra Australian Business

29 August 2012

Skydive Jurien Bay will represent Western Australia as a finalist for the Best Regional Business in the Telstra Australian Business Awards which will be held in Sydney this evening.

Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said “tourism is an integral industry in many WA regional areas and it is great to see a tourism business being recognised for their efforts.”

Skydive Jurien Bay have completed the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP) with Tourism Council WA.

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New Crown hotel a major boost for WA tourism

1 August 2012

Tourism Council WA has welcomed today’s announcement of a new 500 room hotel at Burswood which will attract nearly 80,000 visitors annually.

Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall has described the new hotel as “the most significant tourism investment in over a decade.”

“This is a major step forward in addressing the critical hotel room shortage which has been holding back leisure tourism in regional areas across the State” said Mr Hall.

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Marketing push into Europe on the wings of Qatar Airways

4 July 2012

Tourism Council WA has welcomed the $1.2 million co-operative marketing agreement that was signed today by the West Australian State Government and Qatar Airways.

The joint marketing initiative will concentrate on increasing visitation to WA by traditional European markets especially focusing on the United Kingdom and Germany.

Tourism Council WA Chief Executive Officer Evan Hall said “it is great opportunity to promote WA to our traditional markets while also pursing new markets such as China.”

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Perth connects with Qatar and beyond

2 July 2012

Tourism Council WA have welcomed the inaugural flight of Qatar Airways from Doha, which arrives in Perth tomorrow afternoon.

The airline will deliver three non-stop flights between Doha and Perth each week with a daily service to begin from the 1st December. Qatar Airways will operate their Boeing 777 aircraft which provides 259 seats including 42 Business Class seats on this new route.

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