Regional air service providers and sister companies Aviair and HeliSpirit are benefiting from a decision to increase the size of their fleets in recent years, flying more than 36,000 people across the Kimberley, Pilbara and Northern Territory during 2017.
Regional Express has been selected by the state government as the preferred airline for the Perth-Carnarvon-Monkey Mia air route while Skippers Aviation was nominated to remain in operation at the Perth-Northern Goldfields routes.
Auditor general Colin Murphy’s latest report has found Tourism Western Australia is unlikely to meet its headline target of doubling WA tourism spend by 2020 amid calls from the industry for reform of the government's tourism body.
The state government has given the green light for a luxury camping retreat on Rottnest Island, to be developed by Baileys Group, which has also bought the former Aristos restaurant on the island after selling the Rottnest Express ferry service late last year.
Perth Stadium chief executive Mike McKenna expects to attract a crowd of 50,000 for its first football game, featuring the AFLW Fremantle Dockers, he told a Business News Success & Leadership breakfast this morning.
Four Perth hotels and hospitality businesses, including Fraser Suites and the State Buildings, have been named best in their field at the annual Australian Hotels Association National Awards for Excellence.