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Crown Towers to be country's best hotel

Perth’s tallest hotel, Crown Towers, is on track to be completed by December next year, with Crown Resorts chief executive Barry Felstead staking the claim it will be the best resort in Australia when

Malindo Air to fly Perth-Malaysia

Malindo Air has announced plans to launch daily flights to Kuala Lumpur, beginning in mid-November.

Interstate tourist spend drops $324m

Fresh tourism figures show more Western Australians are holidaying at home than ever before, but the state is failing to attract visitors from the east coast.

Best resort, hotel, bartender all in WA

Five Western Australian venues have been recognised at the 2015 Australian Hotels Association National Awards for Excellence, held on the Gold Coast last night.

Aspen Group continues tourism transformation

Aspen Group has taken the last step in its transformation into a specialist accommodation parks manager, announcing a merger proposal with its Aspen Parks Property Fund, which was previously a separate entity.

Step forward for Scarborough revamp

The state government has named a global team to undertake foreshore improvements at Scarborough Beach, while at the same time putting out the call for an architect to provide a design for the redevelopment of the surf club into a beach hub.

Developer ousted from Karratha Hilton

The long-running saga of a $70 million DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Karratha appears to have come to a close, with LandCorp terminating an exclusive working period with the developer behind the propo

WA leads nation in cruise ship growth

Cruise passengers poured $275 million into the Western Australian economy in 2014-15, with the number of ships visiting WA up nearly 50 per cent on the previous year.

Hotel prices, visitor numbers down

It’s cheaper to book a hotel room in Perth than it was 12 months ago, but that hasn’t stopped Western Australia losing out to other states when it comes to attracting international visitors.

Midnight Sunday trading in new liquor reforms

The state government is seeking to extend the weekend, with new legislation to allow Western Australian pubs, taverns and small bars to trade until midnight on Sundays introduced in parliament today.

Perth ranked 4th-best Australian city

Perth has been ranked the eighth most liveable city in the world, but only the fourth most liveable in Australia, behind Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney.

BHP splashes cash for Rotto walk trail

Mining giant BHP Billiton has contributed about half a million dollars towards the construction of a walk trail on Rottnest Island, making it the largest contribution to the island by a corporate entity.

Crown Perth sweeps AHA awards

Crown Perth has stamped its claim as the state’s best hotel, taking home a swag of prizes at the Australian Hotels Association’s accommodation industry awards last night.

Govt moves on Rotto resort plan

Tourists may soon get another option for lodging at Rottnest Island, with the state government putting out the call for operators to develop a resort and marina at Thomson Bay.

Four Points by Sheraton sold for $91.5m

Singapore’s GIC Real Estate has sold the Four Points by Sheraton Perth to another Singaporean firm, Bonvests Holdings, in a deal worth $91.5 million.

Two-way plan for China traffic flow

China has long been identified as one of Western Australia’s most important tourism markets, but the state could be just as important to the People’s Republic as it seeks to establish itself as a premier holiday destination and international travel hub.

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

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