Media Releases

WA Businesses Win at National Tourism Awards

18 March 2022

Western Australian tourism businesses have taken home twelve medals for the State at the 2021 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards held in Sunshine Coast tonight.

The medals were awarded to:

WA Tourism Industry Needs Investment After Border Opening

03 March 2022

Tourism Council WA welcomes today’s border opening and extends a warm welcome to interstate and international visitors.

While the border lifting was a positive step forward for tourism, the impact of more than two years of border restrictions will continue to be felt by the decimated tourism sector, Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said.

“Tourism operators are ready for visitors to return today, but the financial cost and loss of staff will not be quickly or easily overcome,” he said.

Border Announcement Gives Tourism Certainty

18 February 2022

Tourism Council WA has welcomed the certainty that today’s border announcement has provided to the tourism industry.

 “The announcement means businesses can now win back visitors and retain bookings for events, flights, and tourists,” Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said.

Mr Hall said the 2sqm rule would have a heavy impact on events, tourism and hospitality businesses.

Tourism Council Welcomes New Tourism Minister

17 December 2021

Tourism Council WA has welcomed today’s announcement of Hon Roger Cook MLA as the new Tourism Minister.

Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said tourism was a great fit alongside the other economic portfolios of state development, commerce, jobs and trade.

Tourism Industry Welcomes Reconnect WA Package

1 December 2021

Tourism Council WA has welcomed the $185 million Reconnect WA package announced by the State Government today, which includes $65 million for marketing to attract tourists, workers and international students.

As Western Australia eases border controls under the Safe Transition Plan, it will be competing with other States for interstate and international guests, including workers and students.

Best in Tourism Celebrated at Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards

13 November 2021

The best of Western Australia’s tourism industry was recognised tonight at the 2021 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards Gala Dinner, presented by Tourism Council WA at Crown Perth.

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

Transition Plan Welcomed but Reopening Date Needed

5 November 2021

Tourism Council WA has welcomed the announcement of the State Government’s Safe Transition Plan but said a reopening date was needed urgently to give tourism businesses time to plan and allow visitors to book trips.

“Without a date for reopening, people can’t book family reunions or other travel, and tourism businesses can’t recruit staff or plan to reopen,” Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said.

Vaccination Mandate Provides Clarity for Tourism

20 October 2021

Tourism Council WA has welcomed today’s announcement by the State Government of mandatory vaccination requirements for a range of workers in the tourism industry.

Chief Executive Officer Evan Hall said the announcement provided clarity for the industry on what was required of them when it came to vaccination.

Campaign Encourages Vax Ahead of Summer Peak

27 September 2021

Tourism Council WA has launched a new campaign encouraging Western Australians to get vaccinated ahead of the summer peak travel period. The campaign, featuring real WA tourism operators and employees, will air on television and social media from today.

Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall said the WA community had its part to play in keeping everyone safe ahead of the busy Christmas and summer school holiday period.

Finalists Announced in 2021 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards

23 September 2021

The finalists that will contest the prestigious 2021 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards were announced tonight at Aloft Perth.

In its 49th year, the Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards attracted entries from a diverse range of businesses from across Western Australia.