5 October 2020
Tourism Council WA has welcomed today’s announcement from the State Government of the delivery of a regional flight deal for Western Australia.
The State Government’s partnership with Virgin Australia and Qantas will see 50,000 discounted tickets to Broome, Kununurra, and Exmouth go on sale.
Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said that these discounted regional flights would provide tourism operators with a much-needed economic boost as they had been severely impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions and typically relied upon interstate and overseas visitors.
“This deal will drive bookings for tourism businesses for next year’s peak season, and give them the confidence to open up again,” Mr Hall said.
“These regions in Western Australia’s north had been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 restrictions as they relied heavily on interstate and overseas visitors.”
This regional flight deal will encourage Western Australians to travel more within the state and boost regional tourism.
“Discounted regional flights are the most effective incentive to get Western Australians to explore their own state,” Mr Hall said.
“Tourism Council WA supports and congratulates the State Government on its ongoing support for the tourism industry with incentive programs like this.”
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