Pinctada pulls out of Rottnest bid

Marylyn Paspaley’s Pinctada Hotels and Resorts has pulled out of its bid to develop a luxury hotel at Longreach Bay, a day after new data revealed a slump in visitors at the holiday destination.

On the move

Decmil recruits SputoreEngineering and construction company Decmil Australia has appointed Ray Sputore as managing director.

Oprah to give away a trip to Perth

Perth will be under the spotlight in the United States when Oprah Winfrey gives away a trip to Perth on her show next week.

Online bookings focus for tour operators

WESTERN Australian tourism operators are increasingly looking at online strategies to attract business during the downturn.

V3 secures government tourism contract

Perth-based leisure technology firm V3 has been awarded a state government tender to provide online booking technology for Tourism Western Australia's website.

Air NZ takes stake in Perth tech firm

Air New Zealand has taken a major stake in Perth-based leisure technology firm V Cubed, with the two companies to establish a joint venture to launch V3's tourism booking exchange in New Zealand.


ROTTNEST Island is one of my favourite places. I like it in the summer and the winter. I’ve escaped there as a kid, a young adult, on my honeymoon, and with my family.

Ferry master sees Rotto potential

It was a desire to play a key role in the reinvigoration of one of Western Australia’s iconic tourism assets that drove tourism and marine industry businessman, Scott Bailey, to buy ferry service Rottnest Express.

Emirates claims Qantas is anti-competitive

Dubai-based Emirates Airline has hit back at calls to stop it gaining additonal flights into Australia by the nation's only international carrier Qantas.

Emirates’ new service

The world’s fastest growing airline, Emirates, has just started the most aggressive expansion policy in airline history, a move with the potential to boost international travel to and from Western Aus

Fini unveils his vision to reality

Tony Fini is renowned for his role in establishing one of Western Australia’s most successful property developers, the Fini Group. Now he’s turning his attention to a tourism project in Gingin as Julie-anne Sprague reports.

Slow but steady steps towards olive project

While Tony Fini might be 73 years old he is in no hurry to retire.  After selling his property development business to Mirvac in 2001 for $35 million, Mr Fini decided that he would build a t

Property guru strikes in SW

Rumours of a New York-based investor spending big in Margaret River have circulated for some time. As part of a wider look at offshore interest in the region, Mark Pownall found the man prompting all the talk.

Fini starts new project

FORMER property developer Tony Fini has unveiled an ambitious plan to establish a new tourism venture at his family’s olive grove near Gingin, north of Perth.

Business as usual in gas, sky

LOCAL listed explorer and producer Amity Oil Limited says its Turkey operations are unaffected by hostilities within Iraq and airline Emirates is reporting business as usual despite the Iraqi conflict.

Leisure players widen their business reach

PROJECTV, a joint initiative between project development managers Clifton Coney Stevens and leisure managers and marketers V3 is being touted as a concept that will change the face of event management in Australia.

First flight

DUBAI-BASED airline Emirates, which will commence services between Perth and Dubai in August, has appointed the Perth Cargo Centre as its cargo-handling centre in WA.The Perth Cargo Centre specialises in the handling of perishable items.

Taking a leisurely view

THE advertising industry is currently facing one of its toughest times ever.While the cyclical nature of many major accounts underpins the market, analysts are talking about a fundamental change in the nature of marketing in WA.