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Howard Park Wines sparkles in world championship win

Howard Park Wines recently flaunted its fizz at the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships held in London, with its Jeté label winning the award for ‘best Australian sparkling wine’.

Liquor reform to benefit tourism operators

Accredited tourism businesses will be able to provide complimentary alcohol without a liquor licence, following changes to the state’s liquor regulations announced today.

CEO lunch with Valerie Davies

Valerie Davies has a background in media and communications, but her public role today is as a board member of Cedar Woods, Event Hospitality & Entertainment, HBF and the WA Tourism Commission, as well as running her own consultancy.

New life for The Richardson Hotel

The owners of The Richardson Hotel & Spa in West Perth are evaluating their options to convert the building into a nursing home, in the wake of reduced demand for hotel rooms in Perth.

Captain Cook to set sail for Rottnest Island

Captain Cook Cruises has today announced it will extend its ferry services to Rottnest later this year, joining Rottnest Express and Rottnest Fast Ferries, which could create downward pressure on prices of trips to the island and boost jobs.

Hire calling for movies on demand

A Perth business that considers itself the Airbnb of cinema has added North America to its international expansion, four years after launching the ‘cinema on demand’ concept locally.

Airbnb offers solid returns

Property managers are tapping into the growing popularity of Airbnb to provide higher returns for residential landlords facing high vacancies and falling rents in the traditional leasing market.

Tourism WA chair steps down

The state government has announced Tourism WA chairman Peter Prendiville has stepped down after five years in the role.

Pilbara tourism hub for indigenous group

Indigenous employment group Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation is continuing its push into hospitality and tourism, unveiling plans to develop a tourism hub at Cossack, a historic ghost town located around 15 kilometres from Roebourne.

Innovation in the air as Crown sniffs an opportunity

Crown is hoping to provide its customers with a memorable sensory experience.

After F1, Malaysia targets Supercars

Perth motorsport enthusiasts may soon have the opportunity to venture to Malaysia to watch V8 supercar racing, as the country seeks new opportunities after hosting what will be its final Formula One grand prix at Sepang later this year.

Old Tradewinds gets new look

Prendiville Group has completed the fourth major redevelopment of a property in its portfolio in as many years, with East Fremantle’s historic Tradewinds Hotel having undergone a significant facelift.

Olive oil ecotourism opportunity

PHOTO ESSAY: About six weeks after the last grapes have been picked from the vines in the Margaret River region another bountiful harvest begins – the olive harvest.

Local lessons learned, Ismail earns his wings

The Perth-raised head of AirAsia X wants to use his influence to improve visitors’ understanding of what WA has to offer. 

East Perth hotel sold for $50 million

A Singaporean investment group has taken a long-term view on Perth's hotels sector, shrugging off plunging room rates and a massive wave of new developments to purchase the Crowne Plaza Perth for $50 million.

Access, interaction key features of Aloft offering

One of the newest entrants to Perth’s hotels sector is promising a radically different approach to hospitality. 

Solid growth in overseas tourists

Western Australia is increasingly appearing on the radar for international visitors, with growth in overseas tourists visiting WA outpacing the national rate.

Ore dust costs Port Hedland economy up to $60m a year

Iron ore dust in Port Hedland has cost the local economy around $60 million per annum, with an additional $216 million in one-off capital costs, according to a report released today commisoned by a local hotel opposing further expansion of BHP Billiton's port operations.

Marketing shift as Perth opens for tourists

SPECIAL REPORT: WA’s tourism growth strategy is moving from finding supply to driving demand.

Connecting the indigenous experience

Accessibility and funding are two issues that have compromised the ability of WA’s Aboriginal tourism sector to satisfy unmet visitor demand.

Airport to open adventures, exports

SPECIAL REPORT: The upgrade of the Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport promises to be a game-changer for the South West.

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