Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Tourism a top priority for Western Australia

Tourism a top priority for Western Australia
April 1, 2016

The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) has welcomed the announcement that Western Australian Premier, Colin Barnett, will take over the portfolio of tourism, following a cabinet reshuffle.

Welcoming the change of responsibilities, ATEC Managing Director Peter Shelley stated “tourism holds a significant opportunity for WA, with tourism exports identified as a ‘super sector’ by the Federal Government, so it is great to see the Premier taking responsibility for its future success in WA.

“Now that the contribution by the mining sector is declining and the tourism industry - particularly the export tourism sector - is growing there is a powerful opportunity for the WA Government to support and grow an increasingly vital part of today’s economy.

“As an industry that is worth more than $2.2 billion, supports tens of thousands of local jobs and attracts 12.4% of all international visitors to Australia, export tourism offers a valuable future for WA.”

Shelley said ATEC had been working closely in partnership with Tourism WA over the last 12 months developing a ‘tourism capacity’ program, in recognition of growing demand from international visitors.

He added “next week ATEC will be launching this capacity building program KITE (Know-How for Inbound Tourism Excellence), aimed at WA’s tourism businesses and ensuring they are well positioned for future tourism growth.

“The KITE program, will deliver commercially relevant ‘international ready’ training and help local tourism businesses grow their share of our fast growing export tourism industry.

“Last year alone, international visitors to Australia spent a record $36.6 billion - $5.5 billion more than the previous year - and it is vital WA businesses are focused on building their ability to attract and service increasing numbers of international tourists.

“Programs like KITE build the capability of tourism businesses to be ready for commercial success in inbound tourism and ATEC looks forward to working more closely with the Premier on maximising the potential of the WA tourism industry.”

Images: Perth's Cottesloe Beach (top) and Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett (below).

11th March 2016 - TOURISM TO BE IN AN ISSUE IN NEXT WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ELECTION

16th April 2015 - TOURISM FORUM AIMED AT TAKING WESTERN AUSTRALIA BEYOND RESOURCES

28th October 2014 - NEW ATEC CHAIR TO DRIVE $30 BILLION TOURISM EXPORT INDUSTRY

1st September 2014 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN TOURISM GROWTH GOES BEYOND THE MINING BOOM

9th July 2014 - TOURISM BOOST CREATES 2,000 JOBS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Enta Australasia

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing.  19th July 2018 - ENTA…

read more

Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Envibe

With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…

read more

Aquatics / Fitness / Recreation / Technology

 
 

The P.A. People

The P.A. People is a specialist contractor in the areas of Sound Reinforcement, Performance Lighting, Audio Visual Systems, Video and Communications. Over the past 40 years we have developed a…

read more

Entertainment / Events / Sport / Technology / Venues

 
 

THE FITNESS GENERATION

The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Summit Fitness

Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business