Big push for Perth

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

TOURISM WA and Qan­tas have agreed to con­trib­ute $2.85 mil­lion to a mar­ket­ing cam­paign pro­mot­ing Perth as a hub for air­line trav­ellers.

Non-stop flights be­tween Perth and Lon­don have kicked off the pro­mo­tion, with Perth seen as a stop-over point for Aus­tralian and in­ter­na­tional trav­ellers.

Premier and Tourism Min­is­ter Colin Bar­nett said his gov­ern­ment’s goal was to in­crease tourism’s con­tri­bu­tion to the econ­omy from $9.6 bil­lion in 2016 to $12 bil­lion by 2020.

“We have all seen what be­com­ing an air­line hub has done for cities like Sin­ga­pore and Dubai,” Mr Bar­nett said. “The same can hap­pen in Perth.”

Tourism WA and Qan­tas have com­mit­ted the fund­ing from 2016-17 to 2018-19.

The fund­ing is on top of the $7.2 mil­lion con­tri­bu­tion over three years, split be­tween Qan­tas and Tourism WA.

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