The federal government’s recent budget may have been considered stingy in many areas but in the high-end tourist market it was generous yielding $43 million for a new Tourism Demand-Driver Infrastructure Program.
Premier Colin Barnett will need to choose carefully to replace Tourism Minister the Hon Dr Kim Hames who has proven to be an effective and accessible Minister in the role. At a time when tourism and agriculture will need to step up to replace declining revenues from the resource sector, such an important position requires a person of rare talent.
Some good news to balance the current gloom in the mining sector. Tourism is set once again to be a key contributor to the nations exports.
WA's Tourism Minister, The Hon Kim Hames and Tourism WA have intigated the plan, following the publication of the Brighthouse Strategic Report into Caravan and Camping Tourism...
Now business and tourist visitors can logon to free WiFi in the Perth CBD through aCure Technology's MetroMesh platform. Most other WiFi services in the CBD are subscription-based.
West Australians are rediscovering their State, making more than five million trips in their own backyard for the first time since 2007.
Caravan parks and campgrounds throughout Australia are likely to have improved taking from an increase of 8% in overnight trips, according to the latest National Visitor Survey, released today.
Everyone it seems these days reckons they can run a hotel, and not just every anonymous correspondent on TripAdvisor
There may be an increase in international tourism arrivals each year (of around 2% p.a. since 2001), but there has not been a significant increase in hotel beds. In some parts of the country this is becoming, and has already become, a major problem.