More funds needed to lure tourists: AHA

International tourism to Western Australia is on the rise, but not as much as other states, prompting the Australian Hotels Association to call for more funding from the state government to market WA

Deregulation of regional flights slowed

The state government has decided to maintain regulation of regional aviation at a higher level than had been recommended in a review last year.

Solar ferries float crowdfunding

Perth businessman Kevyn Townley will be launching a crowdfunding campaign later this week for a tourism operation that will run solar-powered ferries on the Swan River.

No change at Tourism WA helm

Peter Prendiville and Howard Cearns will continue as Tourism WA chair and deputy chair respectively for another three year term, Tourism Minister Kim Hames announced today.

Govt to sell WA in east to fill hotel beds

The state government will head off any potential oversupply in Perth’s booming hotel building sector by ramping up marketing Western Australia to interstate and international visitors.Speaking to repo

Quick build for Northbridge Hilton

The third DoubleTree by Hilton hotel announced for Perth will likely be the first to open, with forward works about to start and a ground-breaking ceremony held at the Northbridge site today.

Aussie tourists bring $4.5bn to WA

More than $4.5 billion was pumped into the local economy by domestic tourists in the year to March, Tourism Council WA says.

Perth Airport seeks operator for first hotel

Perth Airport has made progress towards the development of the first of two hotels planned for the airport, putting out the call for an experienced operator.The hotel is planned to be located at the A

130 new mobile towers to boost regional coverage

The state government has announced an expansion of its Mobile Black Spot program, with plans for 130 new or upgraded mobile phone towers across regional and remote areas of Western Australia.

Butcher finds a new home among the Gumtree ads

Narembeen is typical of many small Wheatbelt towns confronting challenges with an array of business and community development initiatives.

Tourism opportunity to be grasped

The mining bust hasn’t left dust, there is a wealthy legacy to exploit.

Rydges highlights hotel revamps

CBD hotel owners are mobilising plans to ensure their properties remain competitive with the flood of new builds coming to market, with nearly $50 million in redevelopment applications across three ho

Heart and soul plays marketing role

Given its vast size, selling the state as a holiday destination is a complex business; but energising those who live in WA to tell the story might be the key.

Integrated strategy needed for arts, tourism

WA needs more artistic and cultural attractions that are unique to the state, and less bureaucracy, to achieve its potential as a tourism destination, industry players have told Business News.

Renewal after backpackers bail

Perth's backpacker hostels are feeling the pinch in a sluggish economy, despite a currency related lift in the leisure travel market.

Price is right for destination WA - SPECIAL REPORT

The state’s tourism sector is reaping the rewards of a weaker dollar but more needs to be done to secure the full benefits of holiday spending and lower post-boom prices. Click through to see more on our tourism feature.

Getting behind indigenous tourism

A plan to grow the state’s Aboriginal tourism offerings relies heavily on corporate participation.

Hyatt plans a Place on the beach

Global hotel groups are descending on Leighton Beach as the next wave of development emerges.

Cruising tales put Frame in picture with liners

Is it a hobby, a passion or a side business? A Perth-based world expert on cruising says he’s happy to keep his specialty for the weekends.

Karratha Hilton progress stalls

Plans for a $70 million DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Karratha appear to be in disarray, with the developer behind the project unable to source the funds required to begin construction.

RAC buys three WA resorts

RAC of WA has bought three regional tourist resorts for $33.7 million, from a subsidiary of Aspen Group.