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Broome
Lets do this WA, Lets rebuild what we once had. Remember, El Cabello Blanco, Dizzy Lamb Park, Atlantis Marine Park, Action Park, It's a Small World, Pioneer Village, Bullens Lion Park, All were built on the back of International and Interstate Tourism and when Perth had a population of only 900,000. No other industry generates a return to the State like investing in Tourism. This state needs jobs for our kids and our future prosperity. Tourism IS the answer. Hospitality, Transport, Attractions the flow on effect of Tourism not only benefits our visitors but the local population as well. The single biggest opportunity we have to differentiate ourselves is Indigenous Tourism. International visitors crave an authentic Aboriginal experience and we currently fail miserably to deliver it. The scene is set, Low $AUD, Low Oil price, Arrival of Low Cost Carriers into Perth, Emirates (Flying A380 Daily) Etihad, Qatar, Perth Airport redevelopment, Elizabeth Quay , Perth City Link, Substantial drop in Average room rate. 2800 new hotel rooms under construction. In the 1990's everything above was built on the back of just two nations 1. Japan and 2. Indonesia. In 2015 we have the whole of Asia including the extraordinary growth of China and let me tell you the outbound numbers from that country alone are unbelievable. PLEASE PERTH GET BEHIND THIS. If you want your kids to have jobs then we have to force the government to cut red tape and and boost investment in International and Interstate marketing. Our chance is now WA. We have done it before now lets do it again. Adam Barnard Managing Director ADAMS Coachlines Pinnacle Tours

Hi Adam, Good comment. We believe in a similar opportunity and are always looking for events and attraction to diversify local employment. We are heavy investing in our region Regards Peter Melling City of Rockingham

Perth
As a new Australian born in the most visited Country in the world I see fantastic opportunities for Tourism. WA must just changes his mind. Wgat people consider weaknesses are strneght : it's a chance to have a low population, to have such a large state, to have these landscapes. Where in the world can you drive on the beaches ? I don't know about the Chinese but 500 millions of Europeans are dreaming to drive on a beach one day, stop there and fish. The Denmark region is gorgeous. There is an amazing potential for eco tourism. We don't need much more infrasructures but just upper end tourism. Back on the beach the average space per person in China is less than 3 m2 and here we complain when somebody stay at less than 10meters distance. We don't need a lot of tourist, we need the one who are keen to spend more for a preserved environment. As the previous poster said new aircraft will soon reduce the flying time and flying costs. Our kids have a big opportunity to keep living in a gorgeous environment. Let's move from a ocean subsurface and underground minded State to the fresh air and landscape of our beautiful country.

WA
It is really an amazing time to focus on tourism for WA. we are close to Asia, less than one night flight to Guangzhou, PRC, Forget about the East, if we build something special (aboriginal culture with unique sight-seeing spots), we are sure to attract middle-class Chinese people to travel to Perth, not rushing to the East..

Western Australia
Trying to push innovation through the tourism industry is a hard slog, I run a business that primarily services the tourism industry and most of my work is in Queensland and Tasmania, projects that should be done here in Western Australia I'm doing in Tasmania and Dubai instead!

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