WA tourism set for resurgence in wake of mining boom

According to Tourism WA, the number of international visitors to WA grew to more than 776,500 in the 12 months to March, up 4. 3 per cent on the same period last year.

Australian Tourism Export Council managing director Peter Shelley said accommodation was becoming more available and prices had fallen.

Western Australia‘s tourism sector is gearing up to take advantage of a resurgence in the industry as the resources boom eases.

The number of overnight visits by interstate and intrastate tourists to Perth increased by 8. 6 per cent from 7. 1 m in 12 months ending in March 2013 to approximately 7. 7m by the end of March this year.

“With the easing of the resources boom, it’s opening up for tourism to come back strongly, which is what we’re seeing,” Mr Shelley said.

Read more here: ABC


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