Destinations

How your clients can dream big in their own backyard

Sponsored by Tourism Western Australia

While Aussies are unable to travel at the moment, it doesn’t mean your clients can’t dream about future holiday adventures, and they’ll find plenty in Western Australia.

Australia’s largest state (a third of the whole country), WA is home to countless holiday experiences, including some found nowhere else in the world.

Thanks to technology and the entrepreneurship of the tourism and hospitality industries in WA, there are now many nature, wildlife, food and drink, and cultural experiences that Aussies can sample from the comfort of their living room.

Your clients can take a virtual swim with the ocean’s gentle giant, the mighty whale shark at Ningaloo Reef, by checking out the 360/VR footage on Tourism WA’s YouTube channel.

They can meet some of the state’s greatest storytellers as part of Postcards from our Backyard – an initiative of the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC).

Or, they can enjoy the state’s great outdoors – indoors – by experiencing a live Broome sunset or the magical Staircase to the Moon natural phenomena thanks to tour operator So Broome.

Loads more virtual and online experiences from across Western Australia can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Tourism WA’s brand-new virtual hub, which goes live this Thursday.

The state also realises that, in order to bounce back from the bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic, and return to record visitor numbers achieved at the end of last year, strong partnerships and relationships will be critical.

“When we come to the other side, we look forward to continuing to work together to showcase Western Australia to the world,” Tourism WA managing director Brodie Carr said in a recent video message to trade partners.

You can watch his message in full below:


Featured image supplied by Tourism Western Australia.

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Destinations

Northern Territory’s border measures to remain for “at least” 18 months, says Chief Minister

Were you lining up a Christmas jaunt to the Top End for your clients in the hope that the NT’s border restrictions will be relaxed by then? Well, beware of this deflating news.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Two key players shielded from Ruby Princess inquiry

The special inquiry into Ruby Princess will have to report without being able to question two key federal officers who helped clear the cruise ship.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Aviation Wrap: Qantas’ $72m achievement, new solar farm to power all Melbourne Airport terminals + MORE

This week’s Aviation Wrap can be compared to an Airbus A380 at full capacity, meaning it’s jam-packed full of news and updates.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

STUDY: Cashed-up consumers, not JobKeeper, key to Australia’s tourism recovery

For an enhanced reading experience, we recommend glazing over this research while listening to Shirley Bassey’s classic hit “Big Spender”.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Norwegian confident of withstanding “scenario of prolonged voyage suspensions” despite $997m loss

by Huntley Mitchell

CEO Frank Del Rio remains upbeat about the future of the cruise company, which swung to a big loss in the second quarter of 2020.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Woman detained at airport with husband’s bones in her suitcase

Airport authorities were left spooked, to say the least, after discovering human remains in a woman’s suitcase while she was travelling through Germany.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

G Adventures releases new private ‘bubble’ collection

Are your clients keen on small-group tours but not so keen on fraternising with strangers during a global pandemic? G Adventures has the answer.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

Flight Centre snaps up AI-based travel platform

The travel giant has gone shopping and found itself a San Francisco-based travel platform that specialises in personalisation through artificial intelligence.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Hilton takes $603 million hit in Q2

by Huntley Mitchell

On the plus side, Hilton’s president and CEO reckons the company is seeing an uptick in occupancy.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Tourism Australia forms regional partnership with Virtuoso

Tourism Australia is going after cashed-up domestic and Kiwi travellers, and has enlisted the help of the luxe agent network to capture them.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

At least 18 dead in Indian plane crash

The Boeing 737 overshot the runway and skidded into a valley, breaking in two while trying to land in torrential rain.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Accor sinks to $2.5 billion loss in first six months of 2020

by Huntley Mitchell

As was to be expected, the first six months of the year have not been kind to Accor.

Share

CommentComments