The five Western Australian RTO’s presented the latest and greatest with big growth projected including new hotels in Perth and the opening of the Busselton Margaret River Airport. 

WA Tourism hosted ‘JUST ANOTHER DAY IN WA’ in Sydney the other day, where over 37 representatives from Western Australia showcased their products and experiences to the trade.

Perth City announced new hotels opening including The Intercontinental, The Westin, Como The Treasury, QT, Double Tree by Hilton and the Ritz Carlton The Towers.

Artist impression Image Ritz Calton The Towers: PerthNow

The biggest news of the day was from Australia’s South West region, with Busselton Margaret River Airport to open in September 2018. This will completely open up the area to the east coast as bigger planes can land allowing for more visitors to the the area. The new passenger terminal will help attract direct flights interstate and internationally.

Airport Image: Busselton-Dunsborough Mail

The region also boasted a new restaurant in Dunsborough called ‘Yarri’, that has connected with the environment and natural local ingredients. This has become an attraction in itself for tourists to sample esquisit local produce in authenic surroundings.

Margaret River has over 200 cellar doors and is a major draw card for domestic and international visitors.

Travel Agents take note, you can book winery experiences through Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia as they are paying 10-15 percent commission.

Australia’s Golden Outback and Coral Coast were represented with a strong focus being on the 2 hour drive from Perth to Exmouth, the natural city of Esperance and the stunning Ningaloo Reef. It’s easy to forget that the best time to visit these areas is March to October.

For those that are interested in seeing the worlds largest Dinosaur footprints, then the North West Coast, Kimberley region is the place to visit.

The biggest dinosaur footprint Image: National Geographic

There is plenty to see and do when visiting the Pilbara and out to Kununurra however the most fascinating part is the Burrup Peninsular as you can find 60,000 year old rock carvings while on tour with your local indigenous guide.

There are over 120 indigenous businesses in WA and they are ready to work with Travel Agents.

For more information click here.


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