Tourism is set to soar from London
TOURISM will take off across WA on the announcement of the LondonPerth direct international service. Tourism Council WA welcomes the announcement and congratulates Qantas, Perth Airport and the State Government for reaching an agreement to deliver the service. London is the world’s biggest airport hub with direct connections across Europe and to the east coast of the United States. The London- Perth direct service will put Perth on the world map. Perth will grab the world’s attention as the gateway to Australia from Europe and the east coast of the USA. It’s not just London direct to Perth, it means one stop from New York to Perth or London to Broome. Using the Qantas domestic terminal, means a seamless transfer from London to domestic flights to Sydney and Melbourne. This is important for the viability of the service, but the State Government and tourism industry need to work with Qantas to ensure passengers don’t just transit at Perth Airport but get out and spend time and money in WA. It is critical the State Government works with Qantas to ensure free or discount stop- overs in Perth for those flying between London and east- coast Australia. The tourism industry will work with Qantas to package stopovers and connecting flights from London to Broome, Exmouth and Albany.
Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall