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Tourism Council WA's Evan Hall is calling for an additional $27m funding for state tourism.

Interstate tourism to WA down 30%

The number of interstate leisure visitors to Western Australia has declined a massive 29.6 per cent over the past year, according to data released today by Tourism Research Australia.

The National Visitor Survey showed interstate visitors to WA dropped from 385,000 to 271,000 over the 12 months to September 2011.

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Perth
We are just to expensive here. Try going to Rotto v Gold Coast. Same costs even with Airfaires. If the cost of a ferry ride was $10.00 then people would go. Why do we need the Luxury Ferries at Top Dollar. Bring back the Tamarea 2!

Osborne Park, WA
Why build a big fancy hotel on Rottnest. Why not build ECO accomodation Like on Woody Island, Esperance - see http://www.woodyisland.com.au/woody-island-ecostays/accommodation-types Get the number of local tourists up and with higher volumes the ferry prices can be lowered. Some imagination in WA Tourism would go a long way to boosting tourisim.

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