Media Statements

For Portfolio: Tourism

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

25/06/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Perth’s first-ever direct connection with Continental Europe takes off

24/06/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Two new direct flights set to soar as WA reconnects with the world

21/06/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Countdown on for historic first direct flights

20/06/2022

Cook

Tourism

Virgin Australia offer 50 per cent off fares to Escape to WA

15/06/2022

Templeman; Cook

Culture and the Arts; Tourism

Step right in, WAnderland is waiting

10/06/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Aboriginal tourism wins in the North-West with Jina Plan

9/06/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Thousands of visitors coming to WA for 2023 Australian Youth Water Polo Championships and star-studded international tests

8/06/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional events to reignite tourism around the State

2/06/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth to host 2022 Suncorp Super Netball League Grand Final

31/05/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Australian-first sculpture trail to boost Peel region

27/05/2022

Cook

Tourism; State Development, Jobs and Trade

New website launched for tourism and hospitality jobs across WA

26/05/2022

McGowan; Cook; Whitby

Premier; Tourism; Environment

New environmentally sensitive tourism offerings for national parks

24/05/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

WA welcomes back working holiday makers

23/05/2022

MacTiernan; Cook

Agriculture and Food; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Plating Up WA dishes celebrated on international stage in Singapore

19/05/2022

Cook

Tourism

UK travellers targeted in two new marketing partnerships

17/05/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Dates confirmed for popular Ord Valley Muster next May

16/05/2022

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism; Science

Deputy Premier to lead India trade mission with WA business leaders

13/05/2022

Cook; Templeman

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Rugby World Cup coming to Australia in 2027 and 2029

12/05/2022

Cook

Tourism

$70 million injection to drive tourism and support local businesses

6/05/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Shinju Matsuri support renewed for another three years

4/05/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Western Australia welcomes early return of Perth-London direct flight

4/05/2022

Cook

Tourism

Rottnest Island calling for new recreational and Aboriginal cultural tourism businesses

29/04/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

Rottnest Island set to go green and run off 75 per cent renewables

28/04/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Tickets on sale for historic Wallabies v England Perth test match

28/04/2022

Cook; MacTiernan; Punch

Deputy Premier; Tourism; Regional Development; Fisheries

Shore Leave festival back showcasing the best of the Mid-West for 2022

28/04/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Premier League superstars kicking goals for Perth in International Festival of Football blockbuster event

23/04/2022

Cook

Tourism

World’s best surfers ready to rip at Margaret River Pro in tourism bonanza for local businesses

22/04/2022

Punch; Cook

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Australian Masters Games kicks off

20/04/2022

Cook

Tourism

$19.3 million Budget injection lights up Total Solar Eclipse as one-year-to-go countdown begins

6/04/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan; Cook

Premier; Regional Development; Tourism

History made as direct flights between Busselton and Melbourne take off

5/04/2022

Cook; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Wallabies set to take on England in spectacular Perth Test Match

3/04/2022

McGowan; Sanderson; Cook

Premier; Health; Tourism

Safe cruise shipping to resume in staged manner in WA

1/04/2022

Cook

Tourism

Half price discount incentive providing tourism operator boost

1/04/2022

Cook

Tourism

The Aussies set date for making a splash in 2023

30/03/2022

Punch; Cook

Disability Services; Tourism

New all-terrain wheelchair for Rottnest Island

29/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Three-year deal secured for popular South West triathlon event

19/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

WA tourism businesses recognised at national awards

16/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Tickets on sale for State of Origin Game II in Perth

11/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

WA open for business with resumption of Singapore to Perth Jetstar Asia route

10/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Taste Great Southern secured for another three years

9/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Supercars tickets a licence to thrill motorsport fans

8/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Optus Stadium attraction takes fan experiences to new heights

7/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Fly with a friend to WA with new Qantas fare deal partnership

4/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

Sculpture by the Sea brings Cottesloe beachfront to life

4/03/2022

Cook

Tourism

$3 million to travel agents impacted by border changes

3/03/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Tourism

$12 million marketing blitz to lure interstate travellers back to WA

2/03/2022

Cook; Buti

Tourism; Aboriginal Affairs

New funding agreement to boost Aboriginal tourism in WA

2/03/2022

McGowan; Cook; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; International Education

Tourism giveaway to welcome Perth arrivals as borders ease

28/02/2022

Saffioti; Whitby

Tourism; Climate Action

First electric CAT bus hits the streets in Joondalup

28/02/2022

Saffioti; Cook; MacTiernan

Planning; Tourism; Agriculture and Food

Draft report for Pickering Brook and Surrounds released for comment

25/02/2022

Cook

Tourism

Applications now open for tourism support packages

24/02/2022

Cook

Tourism

Redevelopment to breathe new life into Nedlands Baths site

16/02/2022

Cook; Whitby

Tourism; Climate Action

New zero-emission aircraft fleet to launch in WA

11/02/2022

Cook

Tourism; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Reconnect WA funding helps secure new business events

6/01/2022

Cook

Tourism

WA secures global sports festival to boost tourism and economy

29/12/2021

Cook

Tourism

Major Rottnest Island development receives conditional approval

17/12/2021

Templeman; Dawson

Tourism; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal artwork unveiled at newly renovated visitor centre

15/12/2021

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Tourism

International visitors to say ciao with direct flights from Italy

9/12/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Joint media statement - Rottnest unveils a stunning new jewel in its crown

8/12/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Three-year funding secured for festival shore to please

6/12/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Peel hospitality operators set to benefit from jobs course

2/12/2021

McGowan; Buti; Templeman

Premier; Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Perth to host five FIFA Women's World Cup games in 2023

1/12/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Jobs course heads south to boost local hospitality workforce

16/11/2021

Templeman

Tourism

New Chairperson appointed to Rottnest Island Authority Board

15/11/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Give the gift of travel and unwrap a WA adventure this Christmas

30/10/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Raft of affordable regional airfares set to take flight

28/10/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Industry roundtables to shape the State’s tourism future

28/10/2021

Whitby; Templeman

Racing and Gaming; Tourism

Giddy-up! Broadcast trifecta for WA’s biggest horse racing festival

13/10/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Kimberley to feature in Australian fashion campaign

12/10/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Former Perth Airport executive appointed Tourism WA Managing Director

29/09/2021

Templeman; Buti

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth proves pitch-perfect with five major hockey events secured

23/09/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Marketing support to encourage a stay in Perth this Spring

23/09/2021

Templeman; Buti

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Matagarup mega-footy a sign of Perth's Grand Final fever

19/09/2021

Templeman

Tourism

See more of Rottnest for less this Spring

18/09/2021

McGowan; Templeman; Buti

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation

WA artists front historic AFL Grand Final

14/09/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Ord Valley event musters up millions for east Kimberley economy

14/09/2021

Templeman; Cook

Tourism; Health; Medical Research; Science

Another two international conferences for Perth in 2024

5/09/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Regional jobs in spotlight as workshops roll-out

4/09/2021

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Tourism

Applications opening for Tourism and Travel Agent Support Fund

3/09/2021

Cook; Templeman; Buti

Deputy Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Wallabies primed for Perth Bledisloe battle

3/09/2021

Templeman

Tourism

New Aboriginal tourism campgrounds to be developed

1/09/2021

Templeman

Tourism

September the time to celebrate the Quokka’s Birthday on Rottnest

30/08/2021

Sanderson; Templeman

Environment; Tourism

Extra support for Kalbarri tourism operators and communities hurt by Cyclone Seroja

28/08/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Kalbarri half price promotion sold out in a week

24/08/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Applications open for regional event funding support

22/08/2021

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Tourism

Joint media statement - Assistance grants for WA tourism businesses impacted by COVID-19

18/08/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Half-price sale to welcome Western Australians back to Kalbarri

13/08/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Thousands of discount airfares to State’s north snapped up

6/08/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Two adrenaline-filled South-West sporting events extended to 2023

5/08/2021

Templeman; Cook; Buti

Tourism; Health; Sport and Recreation

Let the games begin! World Transplant Games to kick off in Perth 2023

5/08/2021

Templeman

Tourism

High-stakes schedule for 2022 Margaret River Pro

3/08/2021

Buti; Templeman

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Construction starts on Optus Stadium’s new rooftop viewing platform

22/07/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Tourism funding supports Crab Fest comeback

22/07/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

WA’s flagship gourmet food and wine festival set to shine

18/07/2021

Templeman

Tourism

‘Relook and Book’ your holiday in WA

8/07/2021

Templeman

Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Rottnest to come alive to sounds of Island Jazz Festival this July

29/06/2021

Templeman

Tourism

New Tourism WA Board chairperson and members announced

23/06/2021

Templeman; Buti

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Supercars tickets a licence to thrill motorsport fans

22/06/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan; Templeman

Premier; Agriculture and Food; Tourism

Support for events industry as 2021 Perth Royal Show goes on

11/06/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Lights, camera, action for South-West CinefestOZ festival funding