Media Releases

Industry Sets New Ecotourism Standard

29 July 2022

Tourism Council WA has today announced a new partnership with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) to deliver the highest level of environmental standards for select ecotourism operators.

WA Tourism Conference Declaration

27 June 2022

The 2022 Perth Airport WA Tourism Conference saw the tourism industry gather to discuss critical issues and innovative solutions.

Over 300 delegates heard from renowned international tourism experts, government representatives, and industry leaders. Throughout the conference, delegates were asked to identify the top priorities for reconnecting Perth and regional WA to the world.

Host Town Selected for 2023 WA Regional Tourism Conference

22 June 2022

Organisers of the WA Tourism Conference tonight announced that the 2023 event will be held in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said the conference partners were looking forward to bringing the 2023 WA Regional Tourism Conference to a destination with a high level of commitment to constantly improving its local tourism offering and appeal to visitors.

Winners Announced in 2022 GWN7 Top Tourism Town Awards

22 June 2022

Mandurah has been named the winner of the 2022 GWN7 Top Tourism Town Award at the 2022 Perth Airport WA Tourism Conference Dinner.

Mandurah claimed the Gold Medal in the Top Tourism Town category, with Geraldton claiming Silver and Esperance taking out Bronze. Mandurah will receive a $25,000 airtime package to promote the town on the regional television network GWN7.

Individuals Recognised for Excellence in Tourism

22 June 2022

Three individuals have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to the tourism industry at tonight’s Perth Airport WA Tourism Conference dinner.

Robots to the Rescue

22 June 2022

Western Australia’s largest tourism industry conference will experience how service robots can assist with major events, peak periods, and staff shortages.

At the 2022 Perth Airport WA Tourism Conference, the tourism industry will discuss emerging digital service technology and look at a range of robots designed to assist tourism and hospitality staff.

New Tourism Minister Good Move for WA Tourism

31 May 2022

Tourism Council WA welcomes the appointment of new federal Tourism and Trade minister, Senator Don Farrell.

Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said he was looking forward to working with Senator Farrell to implement the new government’s $48 million federal tourism election commitments in Western Australia, including the $8 million commitment to quality tourism development programs.

Voting Opens in 2022 GWN7 Top Tourism Town Awards

3 May 2022

The public can have its say from today in which destinations are crowned WA’s Top Tourism Town, Small Tourism Town and Tiny Tourism Town, with voting opening in the 2022 GWN7 Top Tourism Town Awards.

Tourism Back in Business with Baseline Settings

26 April 2022

Tourism Council WA has welcomed today’s announcement that remaining border restrictions and event capacity limits are set to be removed from Friday.

Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said the return to ‘baseline settings’ was a huge step forward for tourism and events, particularly the removal of the G2G pass and capacity limits.

School's Out - Staggering WA School Holidays to Benefit Families and Tourism

8 April 2022

Tourism Council WA has today launched School’s Out, a discussion paper to initiate a conversation about staggering school holidays in Western Australia.