Media Releases

Shanghai Flight Trial to Inject $9m into WA Economy

24 November 2023

Tourism Council WA has welcomed the announcement that a seasonal service between Shanghai and Perth has been secured for Chinese New Year 2024.

Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said the four-week seasonal trial was expected to inject more than $9 million into the Western Australian economy through these high spending visitors.

Sydney flights to boost Margaret River Region visitation

15 November 2023

Tourism Council WA has congratulated Tourism Minister Hon Rita Saffioti MLA and Jetstar Group on the commencement of a new direct service connecting Sydney to the Busselton Margaret River region.

Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said the new service was expected to bring 50,000 passengers to the wine region annually and was a welcomed addition to Jetstar’s Melbourne to Busselton Margaret River Airport flights.

Winners Announced in 2023 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards

11 November 2023

The winners and medallists of the prestigious Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards were announced tonight at a gala dinner at Crown Perth.

The tourism industry’s premier awards night showcased the innovation and dedication to business excellence of the State’s leading tourism operators across 27 categories.

Assessments to Drive Accessible Tourism in WA

18 October 2023

Tourism Council WA has partnered with Spinal Life Australia to boost accessible tourism in Western Australia by providing complimentary on-site assessments for tourism businesses.

The first round of assessments would allow 50 tourism businesses to be evaluated by Spinal Life Australia community access and advocacy officer Karen Harvey, whose lived experience will provide relevant and actionable feedback.

Blockbuster events a boon for WA economy

1 October 2023

Blockbuster Australian exclusive events to be held in Perth in the coming months, Coldplay and WWE Elimination Chamber, will activate the city and inject millions into the State economy.

Up to 20,000 international and interstate fans were expected to travel to Perth in February for the WWE Elimination Chamber event, which is expected to contribute more than $30 million to the WA economy.

WA Celebrates United Nations’ World Tourism Day, September 27

27 September 2023

Data released by Tourism Council WA today to celebrate World Tourism Day shows Western Australians overwhelmingly support tourism as important to the State’s economy.

A recent survey of Western Australians revealed 92 per cent agreed tourism was important to the State’s economy. According to Tourism Research Australia, the State’s tourism industry was worth $8.7 billion in 2021-22 and generated a billion dollars in State taxes, in addition to GST revenue.

Finalists Announced in 2023 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards

20 September 2023

The finalists that will compete for the prestigious 2023 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards have been announced.

Now in its 51st year, the Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards drew entries from a wide range of businesses from across the State.

Mandurah, Dwellingup win at National Top Tourism Town Awards

14 September 2023

Two Western Australian towns have won National accolades at the Australian Top Tourism Town Awards in Canberra today, with Mandurah named Australia’s Top Tourism Town for 2023, and Dwellingup winning Gold in the Tiny Tourism Town category.

Broome’s Rosanna Angus was named Australia’s Top Tour Guide at the ceremony.

Tourism Council welcomes EverNow event

1 August 2023

Tourism Council WA welcomes the EverNow King’s Park event announced by State Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti today.

Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said as the economy slows down, new events and attractions are needed to grow tourism and jobs.

WA Public Backs Coldplay Gigs

30 July 2023

Close to 70 per cent of Western Australians support State Government investment in major entertainment acts, such as Coldplay, to attract visitors to WA and create jobs and economic diversity, a survey commissioned by Tourism Council WA has revealed.

Tourism Council WA estimates the two Coldplay concerts in Perth will: