Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…read more
Tourism employment grows to 97,000 jobs in Western Australia
Recently released figures from the Australian Government show tourism now creates 97,200 jobs in Western Australia, an increase of 3,500 jobs on the previous year.
The State Tourism Satellite Accounts also showed that Western Australian tourism has grown by $1 billion, to $13 billion in visitor spending each year, with this spending creating $10 billion in Gross State Product, including $1 billion in taxation revenue.
Welcoming the figures, Tourism Council WA Chief Executive Evan Hall said the report showed that tourism now accounted for 7.1% of state employment, overtaking mining (6.9%) as a major employer in Western Australia.
Hall explained “visitor spending in WA has surged to $13.4 billion per year, creating 3,500 new jobs across the state.
“Tourism has become the powerhouse of jobs growth in WA, creating 97,200 jobs.”
Hall said the lower Australian dollar and better value hotel rooms had made Western Australia a more affordable destination, commenting “this jobs growth is mainly due to the staycation effect where Western Australians are holidaying at home once more.”
Tourism Council WA predicts that tourism will continue to create thousands of additional jobs over the next two years provided Western Australia performs better in overseas and international markets.
Hall added “we continue to lose international and interstate market share to other states (so) we cannot rely on Western Australians travelling at home to grow our industry and jobs – it’s important that government invests in tourism promotion and infrastructure.
“If we don’t invest in promoting WA as a visitor destination then the tourism industry will not be able to create the jobs WA needs.”
Tourism Research Australia’s State Tourism Satellite Accounts are produced by the Australian Government to measure tourism’s contribution to the national and state economic accounts.
For more information go to www.tra.gov.au
Images: Perth from Kings Park (top) and Ningaloo Reef (below).
6th May 2016 - PERTH CABLE CAR TO BOOST TOURISM SPENDING AND CREATE JOBS
1st April 2016 - TOURISM A TOP PRIORITY FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA
16th April 2015 - TOURISM FORUM AIMED AT TAKING WESTERN AUSTRALIA BEYOND RESOURCES
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.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
JonasLeisure offers a complete range of leading leisure and recreation software brands – envibe, Centaman, Gladstone Health & Leisure, The Retention People, Nutrition Complete and…read more
Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/read more
Tim Batt Water Solutions are at the very forefront of the commercial aquatic business in Australia, with over 30 years specific experience supplying and installing chemical control and dosing…read more
Trisley's Hydraulic Services P/L (THS) are a specialised pool company dealing with all aspects of the commercial swimming pool industry, including the installation and servicing from the smallest…read more
Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…read more
SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…read more
NovoFit is an exciting and dynamic new company born from two of Australia’s leading commercial fitness equipment suppliers. NovoFit combines over 45 years of industry expertise, delivering state…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!