Next week’s Federal Budget will pump $100 million into new regional recovery partnerships which will support areas like regional WA where local tourism has been hit hard by COVID-19.
Crown Resorts director Michael Johnston admits he should have investigated links to a controversial Chinese tycoon before agreeing to sell Crown shares.
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack is calling on Mark McGowan to bring down the hard border, saying it would significantly boost WA’s tourism industry.
Peter Law & Annabel Hennessy
Regional flights including those to WA’s tourist hotspots will continue to be underwritten by the Federal Government for six months as the airline industry reels from the impacts of COVID-19.
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham hopes for a travel bubble between Australian and New Zealand by year’s end, as Victoria starts to unwind some restrictions.
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The pandemic has caused fractures in Australia, with WA, Queensland, and South Australia among other States that pulled up the drawbridge to defend their success.
‘Sorry, you’ve missed out’: All 10,000 Wander Out Yonder travel vouchers have been snapped up by West Australians - in less than four minutes.
Quarantine-free travel between the two neighbours is unlikely to resume for at least another six months, according to the head of New Zealand’s biggest airline.
Premier Mark McGowan announced the $1 million initiative this morning as part of the Government’s Wander Out Yonder campaign.
Grants of up to $250,000 will soon be on offer as the Federal Government unveils a new $50 million grants scheme in a bid to help revive Australia’s crippled tourism industry.
Tourism Council of WA CEO Evan Hall slammed price gouging by third-party booking websites, calling it ‘poor behaviour’ as the industry struggles to find its feet post-COVID-19 restrictions.
West Australians are being encouraged to book a “staycation” in Perth, with cut price hotel rooms on offer in a bid to lift occupancy rates that have been stuck between 10 and 45 per cent for months.
Tourism WA’s managing director Brodie Carr has quit after two years in the post to move back to France with his wife.
Third-party online booking agents are causing headaches for WA family-owned regional accommodation providers, inflating their room prices and dropping rates with no consultation.
An iconic outback pub near Kalgoorlie-Boulder has banned a long-held practice of allowing guests to write on the walls because of a lack of respect by a small cohort of punters.
Jason Mennell and Tom Zaunmayr
WA travellers to Rottnest Island have made up for the shortfall of international and interstate guests since the state of the pandemic — a far cry from its quarantine island status in June.
A new plan to boost the State’s Indigenous tourism sector has been approved by its peak body.
As the wildflower season blooms, the Great Southern is being transformed into a patchwork of bright and beautiful colours.
Dreamworld and Whitewater World's temporary closures due to the coronavirus have contributed to a $136.6 million full-year loss for owner Ardent Leisure.
Up to 60 per cent of businesses in regions hardest-hit by COVID-19 have been relying on JobKeeper, with fears many will ‘fall through the cracks’ when the program is revised next month.
An unauthorised gold search has seen a French traveller slapped with a fine for prospecting on Leonora land without a valid permit.
Despite sky-high unemployment, some industries across WA say they are desperate for staff but employers are finding JobSeeker is making it too easy for people to stay unemployed.
Airlines and peak tourism bodies are calling for WA’s border to re-open, or at least for States to deliver plans for when strict coronavirus controls will be rolled back.
This is the first glimpse of what a multimillion-dollar transformation of the Cable Beach foreshore could look like.
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