Tourism WA locks in five-year funding for regional tourism organisations

Tourism WA has allocated more than $20 million in funding to support Western Australia’s five regional tourism organisations over five years, marking the longest consecutive funding agreement.

From July 1, the funding will be distributed equally to Destination Perth, Australia’s South West, Australia’s North West, Australia’s Golden Outback and Australia’s Coral Coast.

The five-year commitment reflects the importance of regional and intrastate tourism to the State’s economy as it recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’m proud to announce this five-year funding, which acknowledges the vital role regional tourism organisations play in developing and promoting our State,” said Tourism Minister Paul Papalia.

“Our regional tourism organisations are the ones with the connections, experience and local knowledge that can promote this best.

“I encourage all tourism operators to join their regional tourism organisation, to have access to their expertise so we can all work together to keep our industry strong.”