WA tourism boosted by airport partnership


The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) and Perth Airport have renewed an agreement to attract more international travellers to Western Australia, and give local inbound tourism operators more exposure to overseas markets. 

The agreement positions Perth Airport as an ATEC Gold Corporate Partner at both a State and National level, with the aim of generating additional international tourist business for Western Australia by working with around 1000 companies which are currently members of ATEC. 

ATEC Managing Director Felicia Mariani said ATEC’s partnership with Perth Airport was extremely important, both for the Western Australian tourism industry and for ATEC.

"Perth Airport is the gateway to Western Australia, and ATEC members are keen to do business," Ms Mariani said. 

"ATEC’s partnership with Perth Airport holds a lot of potential for both the aviation and tourism sectors in Western Australia.  By working together, we can promote tourism opportunities and position WA as a unique tourism destination, encouraging investment and export dollars to flow to local tourism operators."

"Perth Airport is proud to be the major sponsor of ATEC in WA.  We see enormous value in providing support for the inbound tourism industry operators as a way of growing tourism in WA," Perth Airport CEO, Brad Geatches said. 

"We also value the importance of international tourism and the growth in key South-East Asian markets, which demonstrates the strong economic and cultural ties that exist between Western Australia and our Asian neighbours. 

"A further example of our commitment to these important markets is the investment of $270 million over the next three years to improve the current International Terminal."

The Corporate Partner agreement promotes Perth Airport  and its facilities and routes to popular source markets to increase tourist visitation to Western Australia.

Source = Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC)
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