Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Tourism WA supports industry impacted by coronavirus

Tourism WA supports industry impacted by coronavirus
February 5, 2020

With the tourism industry feeling the impact of the coronavirus, the Western Australian Government through Tourism WA will be injecting $2.85 million into marketing Western Australia to the domestic market. This funding is on the back of the recent $12million invested into marketing in international markets last year, which continues. 

Tourism WA Chairman Nathan Harding advises “Tourism WA stands in solidarity with the industry to face any challenges that come our way and we remain poised to act quickly to get the best outcomes for the industry.

“We appreciate the evolving nature of the coronavirus is impacting tourism operators and our thoughts also extend to our Chinese partners at this difficult time. Tourism WA will continue to support the industry and is working with Tourism Australia to take every opportunity to promote Western Australia as a travel destination both domestically and internationally.”

This activity will assist to offset some of the impacts expected to occur as a result of the evolving nature of the coronavirus and developments in travel sanctions announced by the Australian Government that all Chinese travellers will have temporary restrictions imposed and are currently unable to enter Australia.

The Australian Government's travel advice to the whole of mainland China has also been upgraded to ‘Do Not Travel’, as airlines around the world continue to suspend any flights into or out of mainland China.

Tourism WA last week convened a coronavirus Industry Working Group with key stakeholders to discuss the evolving coronavirus issue. This group will continue to meet as required as this situation evolves. 

The $2.85 million funding will go into marketing strategies to complement Tourism Australia's ‘Holiday Here this Year’ and ‘Event Here This Year’ campaigns.  Additionally, Tourism WA will continue to be agile in their overseas marketing efforts and turn on and off the promotion of WA in these markets as required. 

Tourism WA continues to liaise with the lead agencies in this matter and respond to the ever-changing face of this virus as it impacts tourism operators. 

The Australian Government Department of Health has advised it is very well prepared and is providing the following guidance to Australians about the coronavirus, based on the latest medical advice.

  • People who have been in contact with confirmed coronavirus cases must be isolated in their home for 14 days after exposure.
  • Returned travellers who have been in China must self-isolate in their home for 14 days after leaving China other than for seeking individual medical care.
  • Chinese travellers have had a temporary restriction imposed and are currently unable to travel to Australia at this time. 

The Australian Department of Health’s Chief Medical Officer has provided a specific coronavirus update for hotel and tourism operators.

Further information about the coronavirus and how to manage it is available on the Department of Health website.

Useful tips to protect your tourism business in the wake of the bushfires and coronavirus can be found here.

Image of Ningaloo whale shark festival courtesy of Tourism WA

Related Articles

3rd February 2020 - Gold Coast tourism suffers $40 million dip due to Coronavirus and bushfires impact

31st January 2020 - Coronavirus declared global health emergency by World Health Organization

29th January 2020 - Tourism Council WA happy with Western Australia’s best summer but fears challenges ahead

28th January 2020 - Leading consultants suggest Coronavirus impact could deal significant blow to Australian economy

27th January 2020 - Coronavirus impacts Asian sporting events

26th January 2020 - Coronavirus fears sees closure of Hong Kong and Shanghai Disney resorts

24th January 2020 - Coronavirus sees cancellation of major events and closure of attractions in China

9th January 2020 - Bushfires have massive impact on Australian tourism industry

5th January 2020 - Bushfires push numerous Australian animal species towards extinction

3rd January 2020 - Bushfires predicted to have massive financial impact on Australian tourism industry

3rd January 2020 - Bushfires prevent Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars from competing at Perth Motorplex

23rd December 2019 - New Tourism WA campaign set to entice German and Swiss travellers for outdoor adventure

25th July 2019 - George Calombaris dropped from Tourism WA marketing role

24th December 2018 - Tourism WA hosts Indian inbound tour operator in aim to attract more international visitors

6th September 2018 - Former world surfing chief executive named Tourism WA Managing Director

1st September 2018 - Tourism WA backs Asia-Pacific’s biggest mountain bike event

23rd August 2018 - New appointee to lead Tourism WA and Western Australia’s jobs agenda

2nd July 2018 - Tourism WA looks to promote visitation to Broome and Perth Hills

28th June 2017 - New commissioners and chair appointed at Tourism WA

6th September 2013 - New executive director announced for Tourism WA


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

Altitude Training Systems

ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help all athletes gain the competitive edge. Our…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology

 
 

The Pool Enclosure Company

Welcome to The Pool Enclosure Company (TPEC). We provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Venues

 
 

TouchCloud Global

Activating skyscapes for tourism, art, leisure and living TouchCloud Global (TCg) is a highly specialised international consultancy, broker and principal, devoted solely to activating and energising…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Recreation / Safety / Tourism

 
 

Myzone

Myzone is the industry’s leading wearable technology solution. Myzone’s wearable products show and reward effort when you work out. It displays accurate real-time heart rate, calories, and…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Waterparks

 
 

Mattioli

Mattioli provides award winning painting, flooring and waterproofing services to the aquatics and recreation sector. We’re recognised as the leading contractor in the industry with award-winning…

read more

Aquatics / Recreation / Safety

 
 

ICP

ICP is an Australian-based company focused on indoor climbing. ICP will manage your project from initial design to completion and beyond, whether you're building an international-level climbing…

read more

Attractions / Fitness / Recreation

 
 
 
 
 

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