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.

“The G2G border restrictions created uncertainty for international and interstate visitors, and it is great to once again have the ability to freely travel between Australian states,” Mr Hall said.

Mr Hall said it would take some time to see bookings return for leisure tourism and major entertainment and sporting events.

“Western Australia is now open for business and the tourism industry looks forward to welcoming back visitors,” Mr Hall said.

“With sporting teams and entertainers able to confidently travel and perform in front of full stadiums, Western Australia can look forward to experiencing major events once again.

Tourism Council WA continues to call for sizable investments in international aviation and major events to ensure the recovery of the Western Australian tourism industry.