Media Statements

For Portfolio: Tourism

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

14/08/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism; Racing and Gaming

Cheers to WA: Everyone’s a winner under State’s new liquor laws

8/08/2018

Templeman; Papalia

Culture and the Arts; Tourism

Perth Festival announces four major events for 2019

7/08/2018

Papalia

Tourism

New trail event showcases Rottnest Island

31/07/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Million-dollar campaign promotes Margaret River on the East Coast

30/07/2018

Papalia; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Date announced for 2019 Bledisloe Cup clash at Optus Stadium

27/07/2018

Papalia; Dawson

Tourism; Environment

Recycled plastics help drive Rottnest Island’s sustainability

20/07/2018

Johnston

Tourism

Chelsea Football Club arrives in Perth

17/07/2018

Cook; Johnston

Deputy Premier; Tourism

Tickets on sale for State of Origin game in Perth

15/07/2018

Murray; Johnston

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

P!nk concerts boost local economy as 6,000 tourists hit Perth

12/07/2018

MacTiernan; Johnston

Regional Development; Tourism

Nigella Lawson back for Margaret River Gourmet Escape

5/07/2018

Johnston

Tourism

Two-year funding for WA's biggest horse racing festival

4/07/2018

Johnston

Tourism

Direct air service between Perth and Hobart announced

2/07/2018

Johnston

Tourism

Tourism expert to help drive more visitors to WA

28/06/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Taste Great Southern secured for three more years

27/06/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Marketing push to see Broome visitation grow

26/06/2018

Papalia

Tourism

World number two Roger Federer set to return for Hopman Cup

25/06/2018

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Carnarvon and Monkey Mia to benefit from community airfares

22/06/2018

MacTiernan; Papalia; Saffioti

Regional Development; Tourism; Transport

State Government welcomes regional WA shortlist for new Qantas pilot academy

20/06/2018

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

Premier; Planning; Tourism

New strategy set to maximise Perth Hills’ tourism potential

18/06/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Western Australian Visitor Centre under new management

11/06/2018

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Burswood Jetty to support new stadium ferry service

4/06/2018

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

Premier; Planning; Tourism

Funding boost to help Araluen tourism bloom

30/05/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

WA to host Australian masters hockey championships

27/05/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Recognising history central to Reconciliation Week

27/05/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest open to more recreational offerings

27/05/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Winter offers underline Wadjemup’s year-round appeal

25/05/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Free park entry during Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival

18/05/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Qantas flies Perth to Broome for under $200

11/05/2018

Papalia; Saffioti; MacTiernan

Tourism; Transport; Regional Development

Taskforce to investigate Western Australian pilot training school

8/05/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Increased flight capacity from Singapore a boost for tourism

5/05/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional events receive funding boost

22/04/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Albany’s new visitor centre opens to help drive visitation

19/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to host World Indigenous Tourism Summit in 2020

19/04/2018

Papalia; Dawson

Tourism; Environment

West End linked to Wadjemup walk trails

19/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Construction begins on new Rottnest offerings

19/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Record visitation continues for Rottnest

19/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Premium upgrade for Hotel Rottnest

19/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to host Australia’s largest tourism trade event in 2019

18/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Statement from Tourism Minister Paul Papalia

17/04/2018

Dawson; Papalia; Johnston

Environment; Tourism; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Local Government; Heritage

Trail celebrates Sikh heritage

17/04/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Two-year deal secured for SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon

12/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth Fashion Festival to celebrate 20th anniversary

11/04/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Whale sharks' arrival signals excitement for 2018

10/04/2018

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Margaret River Pro showcases jewel in WA’s crown

7/04/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

First Pilbara Camping with Custodians campground opens

4/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

New appointment for Tourism WA board

31/03/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Kids admitted to Rottnest Island for free

28/03/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Surf lifesavers descend on Scarborough

27/03/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

New marketing campaign launched to target youth market

25/03/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

History-making flight returns from London to Perth

24/03/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

History in making as first plane prepares to depart Perth for London

23/03/2018

Papalia; Dawson

Tourism; Environment

Community effort to protect iconic WA marsupial

21/03/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Two-year action plan to grow tourism in Western Australia

19/03/2018

McGowan; Papalia; Saffioti

Premier; Tourism; Transport

Economic windfall as cruise line commits to record 141 days in WA

19/03/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Visitors from across Greater China say ‘Ni Hao’ to WA

11/03/2018

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

Premier; Transport; Tourism

Fremantle Passenger Terminal to get $3 million refresh

7/03/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Google Trekker to visit WA's natural attractions

6/03/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Londoners see Perth ahead of historic flights

26/02/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Huge push to sell holidays to Perth and WA begins on east coast

24/02/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Record number of Western Australian tourism businesses win gold in national awards

23/02/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Busselton to welcome top sailors for SuperFoiler Grand Prix

22/02/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to host national polocrosse championships

21/02/2018

Papalia; Ellery

Tourism; Education and Training

Students encouraged to take up careers in cookery

21/02/2018

Papalia

Tourism

New research shows importance of Aboriginal tourism to WA

19/02/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Safety first for Rotto swim crews

17/02/2018

Papalia

Tourism; Racing and Gaming

Responsible sale, supply and consumption key driver in wave of liquor reforms

14/02/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism; Racing and Gaming

Liquor reforms to elevate WA tourism and local jobs

9/02/2018

Papalia; Roberts

Tourism; Police

Rotto’s Summer of Safety

8/02/2018

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Chelsea FC and Perth Glory to clash at Optus Stadium on July 23

2/02/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Afternoon discounts staying through summer

2/02/2018

Papalia; Johnston

Tourism; Asian Engagement

Increased flights from Jakarta to boost tourism

30/01/2018

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

World T20 coming to Perth in 2020

27/01/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Proposals for WA’s annual international culinary event underway

26/01/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Luxury cruise liner makes maiden voyage to WA

17/01/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Tourism boost for Perth icon

11/01/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Federer quokka shot smashes WA tourism into global advantage

8/01/2018

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Planning

Small businesses to help Yagan Square thrive

5/01/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Green light for ‘Old Salt’ Swan River event barge

28/12/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Federer gets up close and personal with the locals at Rottnest

20/12/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Thousands to fly to Perth for world Frisbee championships

18/12/2017

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

WA secures two national swimming championship events in 2020

15/12/2017

Papalia

Tourism

300 more airline seats a day coming into Perth on Qatar

14/12/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Marco Pierre White to get a taste of the Great Southern

13/12/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Kids land for free on 'Rotto from Day to Dusk'

12/12/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Tickets on sale for first ever UFC championship fight in Perth

10/12/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Tourism WA appoints east coast agency

7/12/2017

McGowan; Papalia; Tinley

Premier; Tourism; Veterans Issues

Albany to shine during Anzac commemorations

3/12/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Ironman event secures funding until 2020

2/12/2017

Papalia

Tourism; Small Business

WA wines the top drop at Optus Stadium

29/11/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Review recommends Western Australian Visitor Centre revamp

24/11/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Broome lands direct flights from Singapore

24/11/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Two-year funding agreement signed for Ord Valley Muster

23/11/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Margaret River Gourmet Escape contract renewed for a further year

20/11/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Perth welcomes more than 400 Australian tourism leaders

20/11/2017

Papalia

Tourism; Racing and Gaming

Perth’s premier racing carnivals attract Australasia’s best

15/11/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Trial of direct flights between Perth and Shanghai a real possibility

13/11/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Government signs deal with leading Chinese online travel company

11/11/2017

Papalia

Tourism

Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures flying high after big win

10/11/2017

Wyatt; Papalia

Treasurer; Tourism

90-Day Project targets eco and nature-based tourism

10/11/2017

McGowan; Johnston; Ellery; Papalia

Premier; Asian Engagement; Education and Training; Tourism

Western Australia, Zhejiang celebrate 30 years of friendship as Premier's international mission begins