10/07/2008 - 17:02

No gas in 3 days: Tourism Industry

10/07/2008 - 17:02

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Around 85 per cent of accommodation providers in the metropolitan and South West region may be without clean sheets next week as Prime Laundry reveals it has been without gas for the last three days.

No gas in 3 days: Tourism Industry

Around 85 per cent of accommodation providers in the metropolitan and South West region may be without clean sheets next week as Prime Laundry reveals it has been without gas for the last three days.

According to the Tourism Industry, Belmont-based Prime Laundry is unsure what and if any gas will be provided tomorrow or in the future.

Prime's fresh linen supplies were said to be exhausted this morning and hotels and accommodation providers are expected to start running out of fresh linen over the weekend.

The company supply linen services to around 85 per cent of hotels and accommodation providers in the metro and South West areas.

Tourism Council of WA chief executive Graham Moss said that it would be catastrophic for the Tourism Industry in WA if accommodation providers had to cancel bookings because of a lack of fresh linen.

Mr. Moss said that the tourism industry has done more that required of it during this crisis by reducing energy demand through the reduction of sheet and linen use, closing down heated pools, reducing lighting and lift use and introducing many other energy saving initiatives.

'If visitors have room reservations cancelled at the last minute it would have major and long lasting consequences for Western Australian tourism," Mr Moss said.

He urged the government to intervene and request Alinta to provide Prime Laundry with, at the very least the minimum amount of gas necessary to provide supplies of fresh linen to hotels and accommodation providers to enable them to maintain room availability.

He said that 'whilst Alinta is dealing directly with Prime in relation to gas allocation who is looking after the interest of the hundreds of tourism businesses and thousands of visitors who are visiting or are about to visit Western Australia."

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