Media Statements

For Portfolio: Tourism

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

20/04/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA welcomes record numbers of overseas and interstate visitors in 2018

15/04/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to host national awards for event industry excellence

11/04/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Affordable flight boost for Coral Coast

10/04/2019

Papalia; Ellery

Tourism; Education and Training

TAFE tourism students gain invaluable industry experience at ATE19

9/04/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

100 days until Leeds United take on rivals Manchester United in Perth

9/04/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

McGowan Government delivers record investment for Rottnest Island

7/04/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Three-year funding for tribute to truffles

3/04/2019

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Kings Park celebrated in Vogue

2/04/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest hosts Premiership Cup

2/04/2019

Papalia

Tourism

WA prepares to welcome the world to major tourism trade show

1/04/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Manchester United open training session to raise money for charity

30/03/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Record number of international holiday visitors to WA

28/03/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to host new ATP Cup in 2020

24/03/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest embraces continued visitor growth

21/03/2019

Papalia; Dawson

Tourism; Environment

Rottnest targets plastic waste

20/03/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

McGowan Government welcomes plans for new home of surfing at Trigg Beach

19/03/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

$12 million boost to promote WA to international holiday-makers

12/03/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth to host Australian Masters Games

3/03/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Ultra-luxury cruise ship to make maiden voyage to WA

2/03/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Gold medal showing for WA at Australian Tourism Awards

25/02/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Margaret River Pro continues to ride Championship wave

22/02/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Rottnest Channel Swim has international appeal

21/02/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

One-year cricket countdown now on to Women’s T20 World Cup

8/02/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Glamping on Rottnest on its way

7/02/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Mandurah Crab Fest nets three-year funding deal

7/02/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism

Direct flights from Japan on sale

5/02/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Cometti calls on fans to head west for 2019 footy season

29/01/2019

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

T20 World Cup fixtures a real hit for cricket fans

29/01/2019

McGowan; Murray; Papalia; Saffioti

Premier; Sport and Recreation; Tourism; Transport

First year of Optus Stadium an overwhelming success

19/01/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Award-winning chef Curtis Stone serves up starring role for WA

15/01/2019

Papalia

Tourism

$1.2 million airline agreement to increase interstate visitor numbers

10/01/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Visitor numbers on Rottnest smash previous records

7/01/2019

MacTiernan; Papalia

Ports; Tourism

Refreshed Fremantle Passenger Terminal boosts tourist experience

27/12/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Federer’s desert hit-out a promotional pinnacle for WA

26/12/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Joint media statement - New direct flights land between WA and Japan

26/12/2018

Papalia

Tourism

McGowan Government lands direct flights between WA and Japan

13/12/2018

Papalia; Roberts

Tourism; Police

Constable Care visits Rottnest to promote cycling safety

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