WA tourism fund cuts 'a mistake'

Written on the 25 April 2016

WA tourism fund cuts 'a mistake' The West Australian government is making a mistake cutting tourism funding by more than $20 million at a time when it should be boosted to make up for the loss of the mining boom's riches, says the industry's peak body.

WA had a four per cent decline in international visitor expenditure in 2015 compared to dramatic growth on the east coast, with Victoria up 30 per cent and NSW and Queensland both 19 per cent better, according to the latest International Visitor Survey by Tourism Research Australia.

"Tourism Western Australia's funding is set to plunge from $89.1 million in 2015-16 to $68.1 million in 2018-19 - this is simply the wrong direction if Western Australia is serious about diversifying its economy away from mining," Tourism and Transport Forum chief executive Margy Osmond said.


Source: watoday.com.au | AAP

Upcoming Events

Latest news

Matso's Acquired by Gage Roads Brewing

The Peirson-Jones family are delighted to announce that we have agreed to sell Matso's Broome Brewery (Matso's) to Gage Roads Brewing Co (ASX:GRB), one of Australia's leading independent craft brewers. The agreement will see the Matso's range become an integral part of Gage Roads' portfolio of well-known craft beers an...

Read More

Articles via RSS rss

Sign Up for the latest news & events

Does your business attract, recruit and retain staff by offering employment or work experience to young Aboriginal employees?
CLICK HERE to become a Working Together Employer of Choice.



We are located at:

6 Napier Tce
(behind the Westpac bank)
WA 6725

Chamber office hours

Monday: 10am - 3pm
Tuesday: 10am - 2pm
Wednesday: 10am - 3pm
Thursday: 10am - 2pm
Friday: 10am - 2pm

Please ring for an appointment


(08) 9193 5553

After Hours

0410 967 509