Media Statements

For Portfolio: Tourism

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

6/12/2018

Saffioti; MacTiernan; Papalia

Transport; Regional Development; Tourism

Broome Port dredging to begin mid-2019

3/12/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Afternoon discounts for visitors to Rottnest

2/12/2018

Papalia

Tourism

WA food and wine trails target growing tourism market

30/11/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Call for Aboriginal tourism operators in Kings Park

26/11/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest’s biggest summer yet

24/11/2018

Papalia; Kelly

Tourism; Fisheries

Thousands hooked on Rotto’s newest summer event

21/11/2018

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

World’s biggest sporting team to paint Perth red

11/11/2018

Papalia

Tourism

New strategy to increase Chinese visitors to WA

9/11/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Green light for Swan River café and accommodation

8/11/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Trio of international tourism trade events bound for Perth in 2019

7/11/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth turns up the heat in summer tourism campaign

2/11/2018

Papalia

Tourism

AFL tourism strategy kicks $66 million goal for WA

29/10/2018

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Transport

Hop on, hop off in the Swan Valley

25/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Indian Government in discussions with Western Australia over direct flights

23/10/2018

McGowan; Ellery; Papalia

Premier; Education and Training; Tourism

Landmark strategy launches new era for international education in Western Australia

22/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Western Australia launches bid to attract more visitors from India

19/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

WA road trips to star in global tourism campaign

11/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Supercars night race to be trialled at Barbagallo Raceway

5/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth named as host for important tourism trade event

5/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Welcome summer on Rottnest with launch of new event

3/10/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Serena Williams joins Roger Federer in world-class Mastercard Hopman Cup line-up

2/10/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Funding round to boost regional events now open

1/10/2018

Papalia; Templeman

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

New exhibition inspires future leaders with message of peace

27/09/2018

MacTiernan; Papalia

Regional Development; Tourism

Extra incentives for Busselton pilot academy

26/09/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan; Tinley; Templeman

Tourism; Regional Development; Veterans Issues; Culture and the Arts

Illuminating Albany to honour Anzac sacrifice

20/09/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to host 2019 Australian Masters Rowing Championships

19/09/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Google Trekker showcasing WA's natural attractions

13/09/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Broome hosts 2018 national cruise conference

13/09/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest’s growing green credentials

6/09/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Lucky Bay Campground Stage Two completed

6/09/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Former world surfing boss appointed to key tourism role

4/09/2018

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Surf life saving championships return to WA in 2022

1/09/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

New culinary event has ingredients to make WA global food hotspot

1/09/2018

Papalia

Tourism

$30 million partnership to attract new air routes to Perth

27/08/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Funding on track for Asia-Pacific’s biggest mountain bike event

25/08/2018

McGowan; Dawson; Papalia

Premier; Environment; Tourism

Swimming with humpbacks success continues

24/08/2018

Papalia

Tourism

State Government signs $1.2 million marketing agreement with Jetstar

23/08/2018

McGowan; Papalia; MacTiernan

Premier; Tourism; Regional Development

Three-year sponsorship deal for Broome’s Festival of the Pearl

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