$15 million funding for WA business events

Aerial view of Elizabeth Quay, Perth
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Premier of Western Australia Mark McGowan MLA announces a new tourism recovery package that will see the State’s official convention bureau, Business Events Perth, receive $15 million in funding under the government’s Reconnect WA package to attract lucrative business events to WA. The funding will help to support the state’s business event, hotel and hospitality industry. Business Events Perth Chair Bradley Woods praised the State Government for recognising the importance of the business events sector and expressed that the funding would act as a direct and significant boost to WA’s tourism industry. “With business event delegates spending up to five times more than their leisure counterparts and almost two thirds of delegates choosing to attend a conference in order to extend their trip to take a holiday, the business events sector has a vital role to play in the ongoing recovery of Western Australia’s overall tourism industry,” said Mr. Woods.