Media Statements

For Portfolio: Tourism

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

5/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Statement from Tourism Minister Paul Papalia

3/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

New partnerships to sweeten the deal for WA holiday-makers

3/07/2020

Papalia

Tourism

‘Get Quokka Happy’ and save on Rottnest Island this winter

3/07/2020

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Broomes Shinju Matsuri festival celebrates 50th anniversary

30/06/2020

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Increase to Rex regional flights to help with COVID recovery

28/06/2020

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Matagarup Bridge adventure activities set for summer opening

26/06/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

FIFA Women’s World Cup coming to Perth in 2023

20/06/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Former Tourism Australia head and architect of viral Superbowl ad joining Tourism WA Board

12/06/2020

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

The wait is over - Kalbarri Skywalk opens

9/06/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Five-star vote of confidence for Margaret River and WA tourism

6/06/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest Island reopens to visitors as Phase 3 of COVID-19 roadmap commences

2/06/2020

Wyatt; Papalia

Aboriginal Affairs; Tourism

McGowan Government commences historic Rottnest Island Wadjemup Project

1/06/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

WA locals urged to ‘Wander out Yonder’ and explore stunning State

28/05/2020

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional tourism recovery boosted with events support

13/05/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

$14.4 million package to support tourism industry and jobs

1/05/2020

Papalia; Tinley

Tourism; Fisheries

Recreational fishers allowed restricted access to Rottnest Island waters

29/04/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism; Small Business

COVID-19 hygiene training sets course for hospitality recovery

8/04/2020

Papalia

Tourism

WA’s tourism numbers reach record high before COVID-19 pandemic

3/04/2020

Papalia

Tourism

New COVID-19 support team to help WA tourism industry

13/03/2020

Papalia

Tourism

New partnership encourages east coast tourists to road-trip to WA’s north

12/03/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Record breaking campaign encourages West Aussie holidaymakers to 'Do it in WA’

29/02/2020

McGowan; Templeman; Papalia

Premier; Culture and the Arts; Tourism

High-voltage Highway to Hell finale closes epic Perth Festival season

25/02/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

UFC’s return to Perth a triumph for WA tourism

21/02/2020

Templeman; Papalia; Saffioti

Culture and the Arts; Tourism; Transport

Hell’s Bell ready to ring in the world’s largest homage to AC/DC at Perth Festival’s closing event

20/02/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth to attract rowing elite with championship triple

18/02/2020

MacTiernan; Papalia

Agriculture and Food; Tourism

Leading agtech event heads west

17/02/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Campaign urges interstate footy fans to stay and play in WA

10/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Transport; Tourism

New funding boost for WA tourism and regional aviation

6/02/2020

Papalia

Tourism

More flights from Singapore shows confidence in WA tourism

31/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Multimillion-dollar marketing boost to holiday in WA and support tourism industry

30/01/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth to host rugby world champions and second Bledisloe Cup

28/01/2020

Dawson; MacTiernan; Papalia

Environment; Regional Development; Tourism

Ecotourism accommodation in popular national park

24/01/2020

Wyatt; Papalia

Aboriginal Affairs; Lands; Tourism

Aboriginal dance and culture celebrated in Yagan Square

23/01/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

T20 trophy arrives in Perth ahead of Women’s World Cup

21/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Joint media statement - New era for Rottnest Island’s West End as $33 million infrastructure program gets underway

17/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

WA’s visitor numbers and spend the highest on record

15/01/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Ellery

Premier; Tourism; Education and Training

First ever direct flight from Shanghai to Perth touches down

13/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Half-a-million reasons for more people to visit WA

8/01/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

AFL Masters Carnival to help kick tourism goals in 2020

1/01/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Nadal snaps quokka selfie ahead of ATP Cup debut

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Swiss visitors urged not to miss all Western Australia has to offer

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

German and Swiss travellers enticed to WA for outdoor adventure

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA self-drive holidays promoted in Germany and Switzerland

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

State on show in new European marketing campaign

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New campaign goes for gold in bid to attract visitors to WA

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

UK travel giant promotes Perth as first stop for Aussie adventure

23/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Next wave of $12 million marketing boost targets Europe

20/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Affordable airfares between Perth and Exmouth extended

12/12/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

WA cricket lovers urged to vote with their feet at first day-night Test

7/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New direct flights between Perth and Manila to begin in March

5/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New summer experiences for Rottnest visitors

2/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Perth promoted as dream destination for business events

30/11/2019

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

WA supports Australian bid for Women’s Football World Cup 2023

15/11/2019

Wyatt; Papalia

Lands; Tourism

Ritz-Carlton makes triumphant return to Perth

13/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New member appointed to Tourism WA’s Board

10/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA tourism’s cream of the crop recognised at Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards

8/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Western Australia Gourmet Escape kicks off in the Valley

8/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Tennis aces welcomed to Perth for historic Fed Cup decider

3/11/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Tickets to fly direct between Perth and Shanghai now on sale

1/11/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

World’s best judo competitors grapple for honours in Perth

28/10/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Premier and Gilly team up to get Indian travellers to holiday in WA

25/10/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Funding boost to expand Fringe World Festival’s marketing reach into Singapore

23/10/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Fans’ response to Perth Constellation Cup test match out of this world

22/10/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth scores NRL Nines in Australian first

20/10/2019

McGowan; Papalia; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Local and international artists pay high-voltage homage to AC/DC at Perth Festival

18/10/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Tickets on sale for Men’s T20 World Cup spectacular

10/10/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA on display for international travel agents at Corroboree West

9/10/2019

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Rare opportunity for world class Kalbarri Skywalk venture

9/10/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA tourism’s record-breaking streak continues

4/10/2019

MacTiernan; Papalia

Regional Development; Tourism

Jetstar direct flights to Busselton to take off

4/10/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Student athletes aim to chalk up a win at 2020 UniSport

2/10/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Event holders encouraged to apply for regional funding round

27/09/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Wildflower Friendliness Rating Scheme launched

26/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Non-stop Shanghai to Perth flight trial a coup for WA

19/09/2019

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

First look at ground-breaking $24m Kalbarri Skywalk project

16/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Rafael Nadal heading to Perth for new ATP Cup 2020

15/09/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Quokkas’ big birthday party

10/09/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Japanese TV and music star hits the road to promote WA

8/09/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Help for Rottnest boaties

8/09/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Boaties love Rottnest

6/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

New WA Gourmet Escape expands food festival to three locations

1/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

First direct flight from Japan touches down in Perth tonight

31/08/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Promoting Western Australia to Japan ahead of new direct flights

29/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Kimberley region’s delights to dazzle and draw in visitors

28/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest Island management plan

28/08/2019

MacTiernan; Papalia

Ports; Tourism

Dredging underway to grow Broome's cruise shipping industry

27/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New appointments to Rottnest Island Authority board

23/08/2019

Papalia; Tinley

Tourism; Asian Engagement

Perth primed to welcome first passengers of Tokyo direct flight

14/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Celebrating an Australian icon - the Quokka

14/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Report shows record number of jobs for WA tourism industry

8/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Bledisloe Cup fan-frenzy attracts record-breaking crowd

7/08/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Optus Stadium amphitheatre to kick off with Bledisloe Cup live-stream

7/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Valuable Malaysian tourists to be influenced by WA’s wonders

7/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Joint media statement - World’s top content creators to capture the beauty of the Kimberley as GoPro summit kicks off

6/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Western Australia’s appeal ‘plane’ to see in new campaign

6/08/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

McGowan Government secures another NRL team to call Perth home

5/08/2019

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Transport

Affordable community airfares encouraging more people to the regions

1/08/2019

MacTiernan; Papalia

Regional Development; Tourism

Ticket west with Kimberley Express now on sale

26/07/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Sporting superstars to compete for Constellation Cup

26/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

New campaign appeals to Singaporean travellers' love for great outdoors